Phineas Banning High School - Pilot Wheel Yearbook (Wilmington, CA)
- Class of 1929
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It is with the deepest appreciation
and kindest spirit that We, the mem-
bers 'of the Annual Staff of 1929,
sincerely Wish to thank all the per-
sons and organizations which so
kindly assisted in creating the success
of this annual.
We also extend our appreciation
to the business men of Wilmington,
to the Optimist club, and to the
Faculty members who assisted in this
We, the Student Body of Phineas
Banning High School, dedicate this
Annual to the Wilmington Optimist
Club, which has helped instill the
glorious spirit of sincere friendship
and optimism in the hearts of all
The Senior Class of nineteen hundred
and twenty-nine has just completed in its
graduation an important preparation toward
life's work. Class days together will soon
be a memory. It is not the past on which
we dwell, but rather the future with its
enticing promise of all good things. We
are spinning our own fates, good or evil,
never to be undone. Every stroke of vir-
tue or error leaves its mark. Let none among
us have any anxiety about the outcome of
his education, whatever its field. Keeping
faithfully busy each hour of
the day, wemay safely leave
the final result to itself. In
order to be successful, we
need only to take advantage '
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TO be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
TO talk health, happiness and prosperity.to every-person you meet.
TO make all your friends feel that there is something in them,
TO look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come
TO think only of the best, to Work only for the best and to expect only
TO be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about
TO forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achieve-
' ments of the future.
TO wear a cheerful countenance at all times, and give every living crea-
ture you meet, a smile.
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TO be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and
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Gladys McNiece ..........,. .
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Lillian Bowen ............ .......,..,.. A rt Editor
Donald Malcolm ......... ....,... L iberal Arts -lk fm,
Mildred Gordon ......... .......... A cademic qidilfm
Doris Fohl .,,..........., ...,. .......,... S o ciety ,,gQE!:gll!"'
Harold Bowen ...,..... ..., .........,...,....i,.. A t hletics SWT"
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Marian Packard .,.......... Advertising Manager 9
Everett Smith .........,...... .Circulation Manager if'
Florence Henderson ...........,...................o.... Photo
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Pages 15 to 45
Pages 45 to 51
Pages 51 to 63
Pages 63 to 71
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During the past school year three events stand out in the lime light,
President Hoover's Good Will Trip to South America, Commander Byrd's
South Pole Expedition, and the Graduation of the Class of "29.', All three
are similar because of their local color. The first two started out from
our port thus putting Wilmington in the lime light of the VVorld, the lat-
ter is of local importance because composed our own boys and girls. The
first was a voyage, the purpose of which was to spread peace and good will
among the people, thus promoting happiness. The second had as its object
the increasing of knowledge, thereby benefitting mankind. The Class of
"29" in a way may be likened to the others. They, too, are launching out
on a voyage. They have also the same objectives: those of making the world
better and happier and increasing its knowledge. In their voyage they
will meet with stress and storms and pass thru fogs to sunshine. In order
to reach their goal they must have stout hearts and true faith. They
must believe in themselves. They must be true "Optimists."
W. I. TRAVIS, Principal.
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VICE-PRIN CIPAIIS MESSAGE
With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
The past has cancelled and buried deep
All yesterdays. There let them sleep.
Concern yourself With but today.
Grasp it, and teach it to obey
Your will and plan. Since time began
Today has been the friend of man.
You and Today. A soul sublime
And the great heritage of time
With God himself to bind the twain.
Go forth, brave heart. Attain. Attain.
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Bright smiling eyes, sweet voice
A kind to make any heart rejoice.
Entered lg G. A. A. 2, 3, 45 Senior
We look into the future, as far as
we can see
Arid wonder if a business irl or
housewife she will be.
Entered 15 G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4g Senior
"Brother to a Prince and fellow to
If he be found worthy."
Entered l: Baseball 3.
Big voiced, big hearted, big intention
Every other quality you mention.
Entered l: Senior Play 4.
Virginia has acquired many friends
Always pleasant and quick to make
Entered lg G. A. A. 2, 3, 4. Girls
League 1, 2, 3, 4.
Of llIUll7ll'l',Y gvuflc, of Ufff'Cl1.0IIX mild
But oh! His Ifoni, if xnrcly is wilzl,
Entered lg Track 35 Lettcrniaifs
Club 3, 4. f
" 'Tis good to be both sweet-tempered
Entered 13 G, A. A. 3, 45 Class Pres.
45 Pres. of G. A. A. 45 Scholarship
society 25 Senior Play 4.
Lindbergh's rival, I declare.
He's at his best when in the air.
Entered 23 Scholarship Society 3, 4.
KERMIT PARKER 9
Belasco hasn't a thing on him
Just watch him staging stunts in gym.
Spanish Club 35 Stage Manager 4.
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And still we look, and still our wonder
Thatlone small head could carry all
Entered 15 Scholarship Society 2, 3, 45
G. A. A. 2, 3, 45 Girls' League 1, 2,
3, 45 Senior Play 4.
Polished and groomed to the last
Where eler the girls are, he's sure to
Entered lg Stage crew.
"A friend worth having."
Entered lg G, A. A. 3, 45 Senior Play 4.
Was ever there such- a girl as Dutch?
May the world be filled with many
Entered 15 G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4.
In all our life we'll speak of Taylor,
And say as a grid star he was a
Entered 15 Stage crew, Letterman's
Club 3, 4. Football 3, 4.
A chief of them all with a thousand
But oh! how he falls for the pretty
Entered 15 Scholarship Society 45
A good natured boy with a joke
And always a pleasant smile.
With her pleasant smile and pretty
She will succeed, for she is wise.
Entered 35 Scholarship Society 45
Senior Play 4.
May life smile and bless .
This boy with continued happiness.
Entered 15 Senior Play 4.
Her looks are like the vernal May
VVheu, Cilllllllg Phoebzzs shines scrcue.
Entered lg Passing Show of '26 19
Glee Club 49 Art Club 19 G.A.A.
2, 3, 49 Student Government 39
May Festival 1, 2,9 Volleyball 1, 2g
At school to study, at sports to play
While the sun shines he makes the
Entered 19 Baseball 2, 3, 4g Foot-
ball 3, 4g Class Representative 39
Scholarship 49 Lettermens Club
2 3 4
Quiet and studious, full of pluck
As captain of industry will be hard
Spanish Club 39 Basketball 4.
Peppy in this and that and every-
Soon from every housetop her name
Entered 19 Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 49 Base-
ball 1, 2, 3, 4g Basketball 3, 4g
G.A.A. 2 3, 49 Glee Club 4g Annual
Staff 49 Portlight Staff 49 Girls
Play Day 1, 2, 3, 4.
A cheery word, a friendly call
A helpful hand a smile for all.
Entered 39 Scholarship 3, 49 G.A.A.
3, 4g Secretary of Class 4g Vice-
President of 23 Club 49 Portlight
Staff 3, 4g Girls' League 3, 4g Vol-
leyball 3, 4: Basketball 3, 49 Base-
ball 39 Play Day 3, 49 Student
Government 3, 4.
Never sidestepping arguments or
Be sure of yourself and you'll win
sure as fate.
Entered 49 Scholarship 4: C Track
Manager 49 Student Store 49 Senior
Always happy, always gay
Smiling all the line-long day.
Entered 39 Commissioner of Finance
49 Student Body Sitore Manager 49
Debating 4',Junior Play 3g Senior
Play 49 Hi Y 3, 49 Class Repres-
entative 49 Scholarship 4g Baskete
ball Captain C 4.
Gay, laughing, black--eyed, girl
Her friendship is as pure as any
Entered 19 Re-entered 29 Social Club
49 Girls League 1, 2, 3, 49 Schol-
arship 3, 49 Junior play 3g Play
Day 3, 4.
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Can't say just where this boy will
But as "Master of Cere'nionies"he'll
' lead the band.
Entered 13 Yell leader of Student
Body 2, 33 Yell leader of Class 33
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 Annual Staff
4g Junior Pllay 33 Senior Play 4.
For personality so bright
Sends all mad with delight.
Entered 13 G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Presi-
dent of Student Government 43 Vice
President of Class 23 Scholarship 33
Girls League 1, 2, 3, 43 Commercial
Club 13 Glee Club 23 Annual Staff
Hefre's a girl both gentle and neat
Nowhere could you find a friend so
Entered lg Dancing Club 23 23 Club
43 Scholarship 23 Service Club 43
S nnncrcial Club l3 Glec Club 4.
ore original and clever lad
e a 'e sure just can't be had.
of Student Body 43 Presi--
d n lee Club 43 Editor of Port-
l1 3 Manager ,Of Annual 43
larship 43' Football 43 Track 33
Letterniens' Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Senior
Play 43 Junior Play 33 Annual
Herels to the orator! For
The1'e'3 no true oratoi' who is not
Entered 13 Debating 3, 43 Commis-
sioner Of Finance 4s Basketball 1,
2, 33 Baseball Manager 23 Forenssic
Club 33 Senior Play 4.
And she is kind, kinder than that
Of wondefrous ways.
Entered 13 C.S.F.23334. Commission-
er of Forensic 3g Editor of Port-
light 23 President of G.A.A. 23
President of C.S.F. 33 Annual Staff
3, 43 President of Girls Student
Tall, graeeficl and sublime
To know her is divine.
Entered 33 Junior Play 33 Scholar-
ship 3, 43 Senior Play 43 President
of 23 Club 43 Annual Staff 4.
In all' thy hninors, whether grave
oi' mellow '
Thou art a witty, charming, pleasant
Entered 13 Forensic Club 1, 23 Yell
Leader of Class 13 Boys Council
2: Supreinc Court 3, 43 Hi Y 3.
A goodly spirit, a genial smile
A happy soul without a guile.
Entered 1, G. A. A. 2, 3, 4, Girls
League 1, 2, 3, 4, Baseball 2, 3,
Volleyball 2, 3, 4, Basketball 4,
junior Play 3.
He stands four square to all the winds
Entered 3, Circulation Manager of
A quiet, 'well niannered lad
We like too, because he's never sad.
Entered 1, Basketball 3, Track 2,
3, 4, Glee Club 2, Junior Play 3,
Senior Play 4, Radio Club' Z, Stn-
dent Governnient 32
Indeed we do have to declare
That she is clever and most fair.
Entered 1, Volleyball 1, 2, 4, Bas-
ketball 1, 2, 4, Baseball 1, 2, 4,
Tennis lg G.A.A. l, 2, 4: Sclmlar-
ship 1, 2, 4, Debate 2, 4, Oratori-
cal Contest 2, 23 Club 2, Danc-
ing Club 1, May Festival 1, Presi-'
dent of Scholarship 4, Vice-presi-
dent of Class 2, Recording Sec-
retary G.A.A. 4, Editor of Port-
light 2, Senior Play 4, Secretary
23 club 2, Glee club 1, 2.
ANNA MAE HAMILTON -
Quite denture and softly .slpoken
Quite a girl and no hokufm.
Entered 1, Glee Club 4, G.A.A. 4,
Student Government 3, Volleyball
In scholarship 11: no-w 0.110115 by for
And in the Smzior Play lze's quite a star.
Entered 1, Band 1, 2, 3, Orchestra
Senior Play 45, Scholarship 3, 4.
Calm-and collected, avoiding strife
Do you know of a better way to go
through life? f
Entered 1, Track 4.
An ambitious girl is she
To her a brilliant future we decree.
Entered 1, President of Scholar-
ship 4, President of 23 Club 4,
Secretary of 23 Club 4, Scholar-
ship 1, 2, 3, 4, G.A.A. 2, 3, 4, Girls,
League 2, 3, 4,3 May Festival 2,
Volleyball 1, Basketball 2, Orches-
tra lg Glee Club lg Portlight Staff
4, Girls Play Day 2, 3 4.
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Oh! dream of joy-! Is this indeed
Our famous bugler which I see?
Entered 33 Forensic Club 23 Apollo
Club 23 Senior Play 43 Student
Government 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 43
FO15en?sic4 Club 2, 33 Orchestra
Virtue and fairnes-9, grace in them-
Speak that which no word can utter.
Entered 13 G.A.A. 13 Scholarship
3, 4g Supreme Court 2, 3, 43 Junior
Play 3 Senior Play 43 Editor of
Portlight 33 Assistant Editor of
Annual 43 Girls' League 3, 4.
Gentle, modest little flower,
Sweet epitome of May.
Entered 43 Glee Club 43 G.A.A. 43
President of Girls' League 43 Stu-
dent Government 4.
An all 'round hero was he
What finer accomplishment can there
Entered 33 Annual StaE 43 Hi Y 4g
Lettermens' Club 33 Varsity Club
43 Student Government President 43
Football 43 Forestry Club 33 Stock
Judging 43 Quartette 43 Junior
Play 33 Senior Play 4g Track 3, 4.
Like Lindberg, hasn't much to say
But when he does, he leads the way.
Entered 33 Track Captain 33 Band
3, 43 President of Hi Y 43 Presi-
dent of Varsity Club 43 Track 3, 43
Football 43 Band 3,4.
Gracious, friendly and fair to see
Life's good things should come to
Entered 13 Re-entered 43 Glee Club
43 Orchestra 43 Scholarship 2.
Quiet, fair and true
But ne'er is blue.
Entered 23 Glee Club 23 Art Club 23
Girls' League 3, 4.
Beguiling every hour along
With harmony of soul and song.
Entered 33 President of Boys' League
33 Lettermans' Club 33 Secretary
of Class 33 Boys' Glee Club 43
Quartette 43 Senior Play 43 Scholar-
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Entered 15 G.A.A. 2, 3, 45 Baseball
1, 2, 3, 45 Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 45
Glee club 2, 45 Play Day 4.
In studies all, does this lad excell
And -in fZtf'll'I'6 life we know he'll do
Entered 15 Spanish Club 35 Vice-
President of Senior Class 4.
Genial, witty, quite a talker
Has got it on Major Jinwnie Walker.
Entered 15 Basketball 3 45 Stage
Crew 2, 3, 45 Portlight Staff 45
Senior Play 45 Varsity Club 4.
Fair and as azurecl eyed as a sum-
To the highest heights we know h-er
name will fly.
Entered 15 G.A.A, 3, 45 Scholarship
1, 2, 3, 45 Vice-President of Scholar-
ship 45 Secretary of Student Body
45 Secretary of Girls League 45
Student Government President 35
Portlight Staff 3, 45 Annual Staff
45 Senate 3 45 Finance Board 3, 4.
J EAN CAMERON
With a natnre as bright as clay
She changes our troubles to blue from
Entered 15 Junior Pla 35 Senior
Play 45 G.A.A. 1, 2' Portlig t 4.
One so 'very true and fair
A more charming boy is oery rare. Pj
Entered 15 Basketball 3, 45 Vice-
President of Student Body 45 De-
bate 45 Scholarship 2, 3, 45 Foren-
sic Club 25 Hi Y 3, 45 Spanish
Club 25 Port light Staff 2, 3.
A gentle voice and ceaseless 'mirth
Is what God gave thee at thy birth.
Entered 15 Basketball 15 Lettermens'
Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Baseball Manager
15 Re-entered 35 Junior Play 35
School Quartette 45 Social Club 3.
Dainty, blonde and oh! so fair
All the boys she does ensnare.
Entered 15 G.A.A. 45 23 Club 45 Ed-
itor of Portlight 45 Spanish Club
15 Scholarship 45 Senior Play 45
Annual Staff 45 Student Govern-
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Sparkling eyes and pearly teeth
And a wholesome smile.
Entered 15 Volleyball 1, 2, 35 Bas-
ketball 45 Glee! Club 25 23 Club 4.
From sunrise unto sunset
All earth shall hear thy faone.
Entered 15 Class President 25 Class
Vice President 35 Class Yell Leader
35 Basketball 25 Baseball 35 Stu-
dent Body President 45 Annual
Not so big, but oh! so clever,
His f1'iendslz'ip you can never sever.
Entered 15 Commissioner of For-
ensics 45 Debate 3, 45 Oratory 3, 45
Senior Play 4.
VERA CARLENE TRAVIS
To find a friend more loyal and true
Would be one of the impossible things
Entered lg Senior Play 45 Student
Government 2, 35 Latin Club 45
Scholarship 2, 3, 45 Editor of An-
nual 45 Girls' League 1, 2, 3, 45
Junior Play 35 G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 45
Volley Ball 15 Passing Show of '26
25 Vodvill 35 Pom Pom Drill 15
California All State Orchestra 2.
No wit like thine to make the jest
No pen like thine to report the best.
Entered 15 Student Government 1,
2, 35 Portlight 2, 3, 45 Track 35
Stock judging 3, 45 Forestry
Club 3. '
1 To you, who by your life alone
raoious and sweet, the better way
Entered 15 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45
Basketball Captain 35 Baseball
3, 45 Student Government 25 Let-
termens' Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Band 45
Glee Club 1, 45 Hi Y Club 3, 4.
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY, W-'29
"Honorable Judge, I am presenting the Winter Class of '29 for their
final degree from Phineas Banning High School. Their accomplishments
merit such an honor. I am speaking for them.
"Great in number We began our high school career with plenty of
vigor. In that year we were given first place in the Courtesy Program
and our girls captured the inter-class basketball championship.
"Under the leadership of Mr. Van Zandt, our Sophomore year was
thrilling! We had many social affairs. One of the best of these was the
masquerade party given by Johnnie Morrison.
"The Junior year brought our class to the front. Many honors were
brought to the school by individual members of the class. Katherine
Gillman was school representative in the National Oratorical Contest.
"Seniors! And how we uphold that Senior dignity! Greatly decreased
in number but not in spirit, our last year has indeed been a successful
one. Besides competing in athletic contests, members of the class won
scholastic mention. Carl Miller won first place in stock judging and
Harold Miller second place in the Model Airplan Construction Contest.
"Honorable Judge, having related the history of the Winter Class of
'29, I am certain that these future citizens are indeed worthy of the de-
gree which you are about to grant them."
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
First Semester Senior Class Officers Second Semester
Florence Henderson ....,......i..,..... President ....,................... Marian Packard
V, K. Westray ........................ Vice President ......,.. ........,,, H oward Dunn
Donald Malcolm .............,..........., Secretary ......... ......... P hyllis Tyacke
Inez Noonan ................................ Treasurer .....................i...... Walter Sawyer
Rollin McBurney .............. Class Representative .....,........ Mildred Brettell
Jean Cameron ........,,,......,...... Social Chairman ..............,.,,.......... Doris Fohl
The class of '29 anchored at the Port of Wilmington, September, 1926, to
begin its career at Banning High School with seventy freshmen. Mrs.
Wolflin and Mr. Welch were its class teachers. "The Ship of Life" became
the class motto.
Florence Henderson made a score for the class by winning the oratori-
cal contest in Banning.
Class spirit reigned high in our Junior year. This gave the Seniors
plenty of competition. Mrs. Winn and Mr. Freed were guardians this year.
The hit of the season was a Junior play, "A Strenuous Life," starring
Mildred Brettell and Tom Stockman.
As Seniors we were greeted by our new teacher, Mrs. Griffith, who was
given the entire class of fifty-one to guide. The Senior class of '29 has en-
tered all the school activities and carried honors in academic Work as Well
as sports. The class play, 'fThe Thirteenth Chair," upset the school with a
bang! NO one realized that such mysterious happenings could be possible
The famous debators, Phyllis Evans, Raymond Miller, Rollin McBurney,
and Allan Lind put Banning on the map. The ever-popular Tom Stockman
was elected president of the student body and was succeeded by John.
Morrison, vice-president, on Tom's departure from town. Banning's clever
cartoonest, La Rue Foster, became president in mid-term. And now the
"Ship of Life" is ready to weigh anchor and leave the port of Wilmington
to continue its course.
For the benefit of all men who know that we, the Senior class of Phineas
Banning High School, Wilmington, California, have come to the end of our
high school days, we do hereby, being of good sound mind, take pen in hand
this twenty-sixth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine
hunderd and twenty-nine, make this, our last will and testament.
I, La Rue Foster, bequeath my failure with women to Kenneth Gordon.
I, Marian Packard, bequeath my executive ability to Jean Foster, know-
ing that she will use it to the best advantage.
I, Gladys McNeice, bequeath my poetical powers to Lila Lou Haller.
I, Donald Malcolm, bequeath my serpentine grace on the dance floor to
I, Doris Fohl, bequeath my dearest possession on earth, Timothy Berry,
to the very able care of Jean Monroe.
I, John McLaren, bequeath my powers as a songster to Harry Bates,
knowing that he will create a real stir in the singing world.
I, Mildred Gordon, bequeath my glorious eyes and virtuous ways to
Pettie Helm, hoping that she will make proper use of them.
I, Bruce Whited, bequeath my giggles to Eleanor Schneider.
I, Morris Ross, bequeath my new Packard sedan to Harold Teeple
trusting that he will take Elaine Pierce out riding.
I, Anna Mae Hamilton, bequeath my talkative ways to Phyllis Ball.
I, Albert Scott, bequeath my talents in Civics to James Harris.
I, Florence Henderson, bequeath my "Cream in My CoHee" to Dale
McAlary, for one hour.
I, Arne Aho, bequeath my powers of Paddock to Paul Richardson.
I, Phyllis Evans, bequeath my grades of Condition D's to one of
Bannings prettiest maids, Ruth Campbell.
I, George Moore, bequeath my dainty ways and curly hair to James
I, Mildred Brettell, bequeath my powers to get a smile out of Mr. Hol-
stein more than once annually to him who needs it most.
I, Johnnie Morrison, without a bit of doubt the best looking fellow in
the Senior class, bequeath my patient ways and Grecian profile to Walter
I, Gertrude Adelman, bequeath my powers over the faculty to Milo
I, Allen Lind, bequeath my stern and he-man ways to Bob Gorham.
I, Lillian Bowen, bequeath my wise-cracks to Ben Lemmon.
I, Walter Sawyer, bequeath my effeminate ways to Robert Murray.
I, Lucile Bowen, bequeath my Titian-haired beauty to Rebecca Smith.
I, Howard Dunn, bequeath my forward manner to Walter Parvin.
I, Marie Wilson, bequeath my love for the stronger sex to Monavee
I, Everett Smith, bequeath my charming personality to Ernest Gill.
I, Harry Pearson, bequeath my powers over the weaker sex to Kirkwood
I, Mary Schwarz, bequeath my athletic ability to Margaret Flynn.
I, Aaron Boyce, bequeath my ability to bluster to Bob Langrave.
I, Phyllis Tyacke, bequeath my wit and exceptional charm to little sis-
I, Mary Delano, bequeath my gushing ways to Phyllis Sandison.
I, Gordon Wiley, bequeath my tiny feet to anyone who wants them.
La Rue Foster
Anna Mae l'Iamilton
Fructosa Norei '1
Good Lookin' "
4 3. li.
Tall and lanky
Like good sport
Like a Senioi
Any Old Place
I f V , .
XYith Schumann Heinck
li ni ti
ra a ics
Lucille Bowen "Lucy" Slfilfillil Spiffy Skating rink
Inez Noonan "Inez" Right there Sweet VVifh Badger
Billie Maliee t'Bill" Mechanical Back Garage
Morris Ross ' "Morie" Blank look Puzzletl Talkicg
Otto Yearick "Yearick" Smooth 'Em Over Real estate
Albert Scotf "Lefty" Attends business Inst right Siiortg
Aarne Aho "Aho" Activity ,Inst the same Olympics
Howard Dunn "Howdiel' Keeping still lligniliecl Nqy0119 knows
Gladys McNeice "Cowl" XV1-ning Everything Gym- Novelist
Kermit Parker "Parker" Vourteous At audience
I, Amy Prakel, bequeath my tom-boy roughness to Estelle Harper.
I, Harold Bowen, bequeath my talent on the saxaphone to Floyd Turle
I, Lillian Haws, bequeath my flexibility to Dorothea Evans.
I, Rollin McBurney, bequeath my flashy Hollywood rompers and sox to
I, Fructosa Noreiga, bequeath my bewitching smile to Irene McManus.
I, Willis Peter, bequeath my "I've got a woman crazy for me," to Ralph
I, Russel Soule, bequeath my powers over the weaker sex to my kid
I, Billie Mabee, bequeath my aggressiveness to Johnnie Melton.
I, Vera Travis, bequeath "My Man" to Rose McVay.
I, George Potter, bequeath my talents of "Caruso" to Robert Burns.
No. Changed my mind. I think I may need them myself.
I, Raymond Miller, bequeath my deep bass voice to Eddie Anderson.
IH Kermit Parker, bequeath my ability as stage manager to Eugene Win-
In witness thereof we have hereto subscribed our names and afhxed
our seal this twenty-eighth day of June, of the year of our Lord, one thous-
and nine hundred and twenty-nine. This instrument was on that day there-
of signed, published, and declared, by the said dictator, Class of '29 to be
its last Will and Testament. y
I, Inez Noonan, bequeath my unruliness to Catherine
I, Otto Yearick, bequeath my dramatic ability to David
SENIOR CLASS POEMS
The taxi is at the entrance at last.
The eager students are mounting fast
And kissing, hands in chorus, sing
Good-bye-Good-bye to everything.
To Banning High, the garden, Travis field and all
The gate to the field that we swung upon
To gym, and shop, and grades that cling,
Good-bye-Good-bye to everything.
Loud blasts the horn and off we go.
The trees and school smaller grow
Last round the asphalt road we swing.
Good-bye-good-bye to everything!
GLADYS ARDEN MCNEICE
Take off-Robert Louis Stevensoni
Gone are the days for us to remain
On here at dear old Banning High
Oh how we will miss the teachers and all as
Down the long highway of life we struggle.
Blue will the day seem when we think of our days
Yes you may see a few tears in our eyes
Even tho we should be glad-good-bye-good-bye to
GLADYS ARDEN MCNEICE
FAREWELL TO BANNING
The time for us to leave has come at last.
Our days at Banning did speed so fast.
It's time for us to get together and sing.
Good-bye-Good-bye to everything.
To long gray halls, class rooms and all
To good times, inter-class parties and gay ol' Aud Calls.
We'll miss you dear old faculty, so let us sing.
GLADYS ARDEN MCNEICE
Colors .,,,..,..........,.............,.................... Black and Gold
First Semester ,.,.,.. ........,. O flicers ..,................... Second Semester
Mary Swift ,,.,.,,,,,,,, ........,,, . ,President .....,.,.................... Evelyn Saylor
Kathleen Harper... ,,,,,,,,,,. Vice President .................. Charles Gonzales
Evelyn Saylor ,,,,,...,,.,,,.,. Secretary-Treasurer ,..,....,.,... Katherine Shuey
Charles Gonzales ..,.............,... Yell Leader .............,...... Charles Gonzales
Class Reporter ........,.,,,...., .......,,..,. M artha Winchester
Class Advisor .....................,.,.....,.,....,.,..... Mr. Compton
On a famous sun-dial this phrase is Written: "I record none but the
hours of sunshine." As we think of these few words it would be well for
all of us keep in our minds only the happy thoughts. So, after another
year closes and we leave our dusty lockers, the familiar halls, our tired
teachers, and our everlasting schoolmates, we will begin to think of the
glorious days we have had together, of our work, our play, our joys, and
The most important social event of the year was a trip to the Winter
Sports at Big Pines, Los Angeles County Park Ground. Ten members of
the class met at three-thirty Saturday morning, February 23, 1929, and
started for the bleak, snow-capped mountains of Los Angeles County Park
Upon arrival at the park they were received by a young gentleman
riding on a motorcycle. He very graciously gave them a "tag" The reason
for this pleasing note was "throwing snowballs at the automobiles as
they passed by " After witnessing the various Winter Sport races, doing
a great deal of hiking from place to place, going sleigh riding, and "having
a swell time" they started for home. On arrival at school Monday morn-
ing they were easily distinguished from the other pupils, for most of them
were limping, or suffering from the effects of bad bruises on their bodies.
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Ernest Gill ....................,............
Catherine Horgan .......,....,,...
.President ....Y...,.,... ........ E van Mitchell
.Vice President ....... .......... R alph Smale
Leulla F1ero ..,.............. ......... S ecretary ......
Glennyce Belton ...... .......... R eporter .,.,... ......... H azel Patton
Mike Doganiere ........ .......... Y ell Leader ....,... ...... a rgaret Mills
Virginia Boyce ............ ....,.... R epresentative .................... l lmer Taunton
Harold Teeple .................,.,...... Yell Leader .....,.......,..,....... .Harold Teeple
Class Colors ................,......,.................. Green and White
President ...,.................. ................. II 'ennie Driskell
Vice President ,.,.,,.. ............. C harles Swain
Secretary ................ ........ A udrey McGinnis
Yell Leader ........., ........ ll like Doganiere
Representative ........ ...,..... W esley Patton
Reporter ........,..................,...,.....,..l....,...............................Y....,....... Hal White
"Are we weak? Heck no!! Are we strong? Yea bo!! Just listen to
these Juniors roar."
The Juniors have shown their supremacy in Banning High in every
way. Every organization in the school rings with the spirit of its Junior
Our athletes are known for their superior quali ies. This has been
shown by decided victories over all other classes.
Banning High is composed largely of loyal Junior participants. Our per-
centage in the Boys' Letterman Club and the Girls' Athletic Association
is astounding. In scholarship we excelll
The student body would not be complete Without Junior members there-
fore Willie Stamper, Charlie Swain, Earnest Gill and Nels Nelson hold
offices in this worthy organization.
Co-operaton is the essential Work in every class.
the Junior class.
very school team of
It is the key Word of
First Semester Ofiicers Second semester
Earl Chamberlain .................... President ..............,. ........... H arvey White
Edna Bond ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,e......,.. Vice President .....,..., .....,.. B ernice Johnson
Edna Bixler ,.,,......,,, ...,......... S ecretary ....e.,... ,.....,.... E dna Bixler
Edna Bond ,,,,,,,,. ,..i.,..,.... ' Freasurer ...... .......,....... E dna Bixler
Ruth Inglis ..,,,,,,,,,,,, .,........ Y ell Leader ..... ........,............. R ose McVay
Mr, Braman ,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,.,,......,. Faculty Advisor. ,....,.,..,.......... Mr. Comerford
Class Colors ...,................i.....................,.., Red and White
Rose McVay spoke "Those swimming parties at Terminal Island sure
were swell. That's when we had the fun."
"I think the best time we ever had was the trip to Big Pines," put in
James Burton. "We started from Wilmington at one-thirty A. M. We
didn't arrive at Big Pines until one-thirty P. M. Of course Harvey White
was our chauffeur so that accounts for it. And say did we have a good
Mr. Comerford called, HI suggest that We decide what we are going to
be when we graduate. Let's appoint a committee to get a manuscript read
and post it on the mwantlepeicef'
"I second the motion," called Henry Holmes. This was the chart: Edna
Bixler, Toe dancer at the Granada Theatre, James Burton, office boy for
Hi-pocketsg Harry Caldwell, clarinet soloist in an orchestra directed by
Lorne Camphellg Edna Bond, radio announcer and entertainerg Lillian
Graham, studying to be a poet and authoress in U. S. C., Dorothy Lapier,
noted pianist, accompanying Kenneth Miller, well known violinist, in his
debut in Parisg Earl Chamberlin, popular basketball hero, can be seen do-
ing ten miles of road work every morning for publicity.
The other students of the class are settled down to quiet married life.
Richard Stamper ...................... President ...,.......,......,...., Ftichard Stamper
Albert Shell ....,..............,...... Vice President ...........,..l..... ...Grace Stockton
May Wocks ......,.....,.... ........,.. S ecretary ..,...... ..........l, 1 ........... J ohn Webb
Sherman Schwartz ..............., Yell Leader: .,................, Sherman Schwartz
J. G. VanZandt ..,.......,...,... Faculty Advisors .................. Nora Sidebotham
Class Colors .......,...,............,............. 1 ......, Blue and Gold
Hurrah for the "Sophs"!
We're the Class of '31.
Our class has taken part in many activities of th
and Alan Soule, yell leaders for Banning, are larg
"peppiest" year in the history of .our school.
- school. Harold Teeple
ily responsible for the
Our victory over the Senior interclass basketball tournament, was a
ieat trium h due to Sherman Schwartz Harold
g n D ,
Four of our men made the varsity football teanrqll
well represented by Harold Teeple and Sheldon ll
have noticed our coming Babe Ruth, Dick Stamper.
Nine of our members, we are proud to say, bel
Our Christmas Party under Mr. Van Zandt was 2
social event of the year, was a trip to Mount Baldy
a "de luxe" stage but finished our journey by pushii
We enjoyed snowballing, sliding, and tobogganing.
With our excellent scholarship, school spirit,
activites we intend to reach the top of the ladder b
eeple, and John Webb.
n track, we have been
loomaw. Perhaps, you
ong to the scholarship
L huge success. Another
'. We started to ride in
ig the stage up the hill.
and interest in school
y the year of '31,
First Semester Officers Second Semester
Mrs. Weiss .........,. . ..... .... A dvisor ........... .........,,..... M rs. Weiss
Louise Capolunga ...... .......,. P resident. .....,..... ........ P atrick Horgan
Leatha Helm i......,.
Vice President ......i............. Virginia Bailey
Virginia Bailey .......... ............ S ecretary ............. .......... L ois Hulbert
Ralph Bailey v.......... ....,.... Y ell Leader ............... .....,... J ack Malseed
Harry Francis ............, ........ R epresentative ....,...,,..,........... Peggy Martin
Class Colors ..,..,.,..,.....,,.......................... Blue and Gold
The A10 class in room 201 began with twenty-five members. Their first
party was a swimming party, held at the Long Beach Plunge. Nearly
everyone in the class turned out and had a dandy good time.
The girls of the class have taken active part in the Girls' League. They
are very much interested in its activities under Mrs. Griffith. Louise
Capolunga is the Girls' League representative from 201.
Athletics held the attention of the boys in the iirst semester. Harry
Francis and Carl D'Ambrosi were very active in football. Every one
knows that Charles Dupuy is on the football team.
The Christmas party of the three Sophomore home rooms was a great
success. It Was held in the study hall. Dancing to an orchestra, original
numbers by Mr. VanZandt were part of the entertainment. Miss Side-
botham and Mrs. Weiss served the refreshments.
The February snow party at Baldy Was another interesting social get-
together of the Sophomores. Lots of snow, good eats, and a jolly bunch,
were the main attractions of this event.
Fight 'eml Fight 'eml Fight 'eml.
X . i
First Semester x Onticers Second Semester
Otis Peterson ....,..... ..,.......... P resident ........ ,...,. ....... V e Ima McDaniel
Ruth Campbell ......... ..,...... V ice President .,..........,,..i..... Torao Okamoto
Dale McAlary r...,..... ........A.. S ecretary ......... ...,..... E ugene Wingard
Gordon McGinley ......,, ........ Y ell Leader ..A....... ......., I rene McManus
James Flynn .,...,..........,.,.,.,....,.... Reporter ........,.,................. Lucy Martinez
Mr, Riffenburg ....,..,.,..,....... Faculty Advisor ..,......i..,....... Mr. Riffenburg
Class Colors ................,...,.......,....... Blue and Scarlet
These B Sophomores came in with a bang and were divided into two
home rooms where much "pep" was displayed. Being ushered into the
auditorium amid the weird beating of tom-toms, what more could you
Football, basketball, track, and baseball have been engaged in by these
"angel children." The high and mighty Seniors have nothing on us in
athletics. The coveted captainship of the football team fell to none other
than Wayne Pendergast, a Sophomore. Turley, Wlnchester, and Garcia, in
the C basketball team, were in some of the mix-ups against some of Ban-
ning's rivals. In the D basketball team we find Willey strutting his stuff,
while Peterson as a sub, does his share against some of the schools too.
Celso Rodriquez placed third of all Los Angeles entrants in the foreign
trade poster contest in 1928.
This is the first year soccer has been played at Banning, and it has met
with the hearty approval of all the girls. The competition was greater in
this sport than in any of the others. The proposed number of games was
played more than twice, but a decision could not be reached. At last, it was
decided to let it lay as a triple tie because of the approaching baseball
season. This tie involves the A10's, the B10's, and the A11's. In closing
this soccer season we look back with pleasant memories of many snappy
games and eagerly look forward to next yearls competition.
Otis Peterson .,.,,,,,,,7, .,....,.....,.... P resident ............, ....,........ D orothy Cox
Ruth Campbell .......,.......,,......, Vice President ....,..,.. ........ D Wayne Larson L
Dale MeAlary ,,.,............ Secretary Sz Treasurei ......... Mary Adams E
Gordon McGinley .,,...,.........,..... Yell Leader ....... .....,....,,. J ames Flynn 7'
Class Reporter .,,..,..,........... Robert Cameron
Mr. Braman ..,..,....,.....,,,,,..... Faculty Advisor ...............,.......... Mr. Braman
Class Colors ....,i,,,.i,,.,,,,,.,....... Royal Blue and Scarlet
The class of Winter 1932 began its Senior High School career with forty-
eight members. The class was divided into two sections for home room,
under the direction of Miss McCabe and Mr. Riffenburg. Later in the
year Miss McCabe was forced to give up her class due to her outside Work
and Mr. Braman took her place as guide.
The class has had many social affairs. One pleasant affair was a trip
over the snow capped mountains of Camp Baldy. Three of our members,
Floyd Turley, Frank Winchester and Arthur Willey have received basket-
ball letters. Wayne Pendergast was football captain of the team this year,
and is from our division.
We Sophomores are doing our part in the Senior High Aud. calls for
we presented a one act play "The Eastabrook Neicesf' This comedy seem-
ed to please our upper classmen.
This is only the beginning of our high school life. With this start We
feel sure We will be a class Banning will be proud of.
ALL HAIL TO BANNING HI
All hail to Banning Hi, the school We love so Well
We're loyal, every one, our duty nefer is doneg
Oh can't you hear the song and cheer that never knows defeat,
For We are here to do our share and harvest all shall reap.
Do or die is our reply as We stand one and all
To do the best that We possess and rally to your call.
Oh! who can stop our spirit when our hearts are never slack
Lets give three cheers, three hearty cheers, for our colors red and black!
You Can do it Banning!
You Must do it Banning!
You Will do it Banning!
Yea Pilots, CPauseJ
Yea Pilots "
Yea Pilots "
Fight 'eml Fight 'eml Fight 'eml
First Semester ...................,.....,......,....................,.... Second Semester
Barbara Palmer ,,,..,.,.,,, , .,,, President .......,.......,............ Harry Stevens
Mesrop Zervantian ..,,,,,, ........, V ice President .....,.......,.... Elva Richardson
Eileen Paulsen ,.,,,,,,... ,,,.,.,... S ecretary .,,,......... ......, T heodore Peters
Eileen Paulsen ,,,,,,,, ...,.,,r,. T reasurer .,.,, ..,.. ....... T h eodore Peters
Harold Weike .,,,,,,,,,,,, .,,.....,,, Y ell Leader ........,..,....,...,... Barbara Palmer
Miss Waterbury ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,r,,,, Faculty Advisor .........,........,.........,, Miss Hall
Class Colors ,,..............,....,.,.,,,...,.,.....V .Green and White
At the beginning of this school year we found that our class had in-
creased in size with new students. The first week of school we elected our
class officers. Since then we have had real peppy meetings.
The ninth grade girls have won many honors in athletics. We are on
the way to championship in nine-court basketball. Q
Fairen Sion, a member of our class, is good in track and basketball.
Eldon Towner is on the fruit judging team which has won many honors.
CLASS A9 ROOM 103
First Semester Second Semester
Lewis Cordway .......... ............. P resident ............. ..... . .Clarence Davis
Myrle Dickerhoof ...,... ....... V ice President ....... ....... L ucille Everly
Jean Foster .......... ........, S ecretary ....... .......... P atricia Groat
Clarence Davis ........... .......... Y ell Leader .......................... David Gonzales
Hilda Van Zandt ................ Faculty Advisors .............. Gladys L. Redeling
Class Colors ...................................... Orange and Yellow
Our home room has a wonderful time. Our programs have been in charge
of our two Vice-Presidents. We have arranged to have business meetings
on Monday, educational moving pictures on every other Tuesday, study
period Wednesday, debates, programs, and book reading on Thursday,
and Friday is our yell day, with David Gonzales as yell leader. We almost
raise the roof. You have heard us, I am sure.
Vxle also take a part in all school activities. Gwen Banks is in the scholar-
ship society. Albert Balingit is one of Phineas Banningis best track men
and we are very proud of Calisto Dallenti and Evan Adams who have both
won high honors for our school.
CLASS A9, ROOM 203
Milo McCard ............,................. President .................. ,............ M ilo McCard
Mary Le Donne ......... ...... V ice President .......... ......... R uth Morrison
Ruth Morrison ....... ,....... S ecretary ........... ....,,,,,, A lyce H01-ney
Ruth Morrison .......... ........,... T reasuer ........ .......,.,,,, A lyce Horney
Howard Harvey ...................... Yell Leader ....,.............,... Mary McKinnon
Miss Cohen ..........,................. Class Advisor ............................ Miss Cohen
Class Colors ..........,............................. Blue and White
During our year as Freshies, we had many hardships and trials, but we
kept our reputation as "the lively class of P.B.H.S." We are under the
charge of Miss Cohen and meet in room 203. We have had many wonderful
meetings. Our hardest job was choosing our officers as we have so many
reliable students in the room. After a hard and long struggle we made a
good selection. Our President, Milo McCord, was named as most valuable
in back field football, and was also in track. He is presiding oflicer of the
the student body also. Matoshie Matura also received honors in track.
' CLASS B-9, Rooivi 5.
First Semester ........................ Ofiicers ...................... Second Semester
Dorothy Evans ,........ ............. P resident ......,................... Earnest Arnett
.........Vice President..................Pauline Harrison
Myrle Harwood ................ Secretary-Treasurer ...,.........,..., Geneva Brown
Bud Krause ......................,.,..... Yell Leader ...........A..........,. Myrle Harwood
Mrs. Swart ........,................... Faculty Advisor ..,...,................... Mr. Sanborn
Class Colors ............,,,...........,.........,... Green and White
Listen my children and you shall hear of who's who in the Freshman
Great statesmen, poets, and historians have given glowing accounts of
the days of the dead ages. Who am I, that I should write of the ancient
periods? I shall write of the present. To begin with, we are well posted on
all of the traditions and customs of Phineas Banning High. We will try to
uphold these traditions to the best of our ability. In scholarship we have
not had time to prove ourselves, but we are working hard to make our
record for this semester a good one.
Now I have a question to ask you "What is a class without an advisor"'?
"Not so much"! Dead. "Nice work Sherlock, splendid"! We have Mr.
Sanborn a most capable and well liked advisor.
B-9 ROOM 304 0
Class Colors .......................................... Blue and White
First Semester Officers Second Semester
Eleanor Schneider ...................... President .......................... Martha Schultz
Eva Westover ............ ......... V ice President ........................ Alfred Schultz
LaRue Malseed ...l...................... Secretary .................... Eleanor Schneider
LaRue Malseed .......................... Treasurer .............,....., Eleanor Schneider
We, the peppy class of "33", came to Banning, February of the year of
1927. After having been transferred from room to room, we entered into
Senora De Roja's class room. We think our class is a "wow."
We have given plays and have entered athletics. Lester Wagner, a boy
of our home room, broke the record for broad jump. We are proud of him.
We consider ourselves the peppiest class of Banning. We have done our
part to make Banning a better school.
CLASS B9 ROOM 205 .
Class Colors .......................................... Blue and White
First Semester Officers Second Semester
Eleanor Schneider ,.................. .President ............... .......... A lpha Larrieux
Eva Westover ........... ......... V ice President ........ .......... R obert Watson
La Rue Malseed ........ .....,..... S ecretary ......... .......... M argaret Munn
La Rue Malseed ....... .............. T reasurer ...........,.,............ Margaret Munn
Howard Russell .............,.......... Yell Leader ....................,......... Bud Krause
Mr. Holstein .......................... Faculty Advisor ............,............. Mr. Holstein
We the class of "33" entered Banning in Feburary, 1927 with a deter-
mination to succeed and we had the zeal to match. We hope in the Senior
High, we will be a model to the Junior High.
We have helped in the Auditorium call, by several little plays, one being
"Witches are About." It was a picturesque little skit, produced by Mrs.
We have succeeded in the social activities of the school, and in the Ath-
letic events. The girls have won many games in our school league, and
even though we had to be the "Clean Up Ccfmmittee' for the girl's playday,
we did our share of the Work willingly.
In a track meet between Jordan, Gardena, and Banning, Lester Wagner,
a member of our class, received first place in the Broad Jump while
Howard Russel came in second.
Pngc Tbirfy-sm rn
First Semester Second Semester
Lucretia Carter ......., ..,.......... P resident ............................ Bonnie Burns
Gerald Gibson ,.........,... ......... V ice President .......v........ Henry Anderson
Henry Anderson ,..,..... .......... S ecretary .......... ......,... A thalie Dunn
Sadie Brotman ........... ,....,. T reasurer ..........,v..............,,.... Harry Green
Mark Adelman ............. ........... Y ell Leader ........l........... Teddy Anderson
Miss Fox ..,......,.,...................... Faculty Advisor ....................,....... Miss Fox
Class Colors ........v,..,............................... Red and White
The year of 1928, first semester, started with a bang. Lucretia Carter,
then president, wrote a peppy "B8,' song to the well-known tune of "Dream
House." This song was later sung at a Junior High Aud Call by all B8 stu-
dents. At the same Aud Call a play was presented by the B8 home room
called "Six Who Pass while the Lentils Boil." The play proved to be a suc-
cess, and we are sure all students who were present enjoyed it.
CLASS A8-2, ROOM 209
First Semester ...............,.......................................... Second Semester
Lila Lou Haller ...... .............. P resident .,..,........ .......... E velyn Hansen
Kermit Kibley ,....................... Vice President ....... .......... M arjorie Litz
Dorothy Marshall ........ ....,....., S ecretary ........ ........... P auline Hitt
James Harris .......................... Yell Leader .....,...........,........ Lester Hawke
Mrs. Pearson ,....................,,... Class Advisor ...,.,.,..,......,,,...... Mrs. Pearson
Class Colors ...........,....,.......,................... Red and White
In the fall of 1927 We entered Phineas Banning High School as scrubs,
who didn't know what anything was about. We made the best of it by hav-
ing a party on Christmas. February third we were A7,s passing with
good grades. We entered in the Junior High track meet but didn't score
very high. We made up our minds to do better next year. At the end
of the term we passed into the B8, rejoicing because we knew Banning
and its pupils.
As A8's we have chosen our class colorsg Red and White. We are
making ourselves known by'starting a Junior High Honor Roll. Again
we are training for the Junior High track meet. Some of the boys have
gone out for spring football, while the girls are training for next year
in sport activities.
CLASS A8 ROOM 108
lst Semester Officers 2nd Semester
Anna White ........,...,.....,..,........ President ....,...,....,..,....... Margaret Stevens
Margaret Wilson .......,.........,.,.. Vice President .................... Donald Wilson
Mary Louise Thompson ............ Secretary .,..,...... .....,,, D orothy Simmons
Dorothy Simmons ..,............... Yell Leader .......,.....,,... Kirkwood Walace
C. A. Welch ...............,..,....... Faculty Advisor ....,..............,...,.. C, A, Welch
Red and White ........,,................ Class Colors .....Yw,..,.,........... Rad and White
We, of the A8 class, who meet in Room 108, consider ourselves very for
tunate indeed to have as class teacher a Well-known member of the faculty,
Mr. Welch. Thru his inspiration we are trying hard to keep up an unus-
ually fine school spirit and We believe We are succeeding fairly well.
During both B8 and A8 terms we have had many good times, the most
important being the Christmas and Valentine day celebrations. We have
had some interesting and helpful talks by members of the class on "Fair
Play" in the halls, auditorium, cafeteria, class rooms, home, stores, automo-
biles and on the streets. Debates with other groups of the A8's are next in
order and We hope to bring much glory to our class and school.
CLASS A-8 ROOM 104
First Semester Officers Second Semester
Robert Murray ......, .............. P resident .......,.... ,......., G eraldine Nelson
Claude Scott ............... ........ X 7ice President .....,.. ............. H elen Olden
Charles Meyers ,......... ............ S ecretary ........ ...,.......... K arl Raines
Robert Murray ........ .......,.... Y ell Leader ....... ......... M arcial Monge
Mr. Helbach .....,,........,........,... Class Advisor ...................,..,..... Mr. Hellbach
Green and White .............,........ Class Colors ..........,.............,. Red and White
One of the outstanding activities of our home room was a play put on
by the Eighth grade. We are proud to say that five of the cast were from
Room 104. We have had a song and yell contest. Both were a big success.
The Winning song was sung in auditorium call.
CLASS B8 ROOM '
Class Colors ............................................ Blue and White
First Semester Second Semester
Star Chamberlain ....... ........,...., P resident ........., .......,... F rancis Foster
Catherine Fernandez .......... Vice President ,...... .......,...,,. V era Amos
Lucy Ascolese .....,.....,.. ..,........... S ecretary ....,,... ....... P ete Diharce
Lucy Ascolese ....,...,.. ...,....... T reasurer ...,.... ....,..,...., M ary Clark
Jane Fohl ,.,,,..,.,.. ..,..... Y ell Leader ..,.... ..,................. J ane F-Ohl
Cecil L. Jones ..........,.....,..... Faculty Advisor .......,.............. Cecil L. Jones
The B8's of 1929 have had a very interesting year at Banning under the
guidance of Miss Jones and our class officers. We have time for work and
time for play.
We enjoyed giving our class playette "Thanksgiving, Then and Now,"
and were glad to be invited to repeat it at the Old People's Home at
Downey. Our St. Patrick's minstrel also Went over the top. Our Christ-
mas and Valentine parties were thrillers.
We try to have a homey, home room. We begin the Week by making Mon-
day "Joke Day," and end it by showing our spirit in yelling on Friday. Our
favorite yell is:
"Hot dogs! Hot dogs!
Ten cents each.
If you can beat the B8's
You can have the greasell'
B8 ROOM 311
First Semester Second Semester
Frances Simpson ,,...,. .....,.,,.,. P resident ..........,............... William Whitney
Norman Thrapp ,,.,..., .,,...,.. V ice President .....,..,,...... Wilford Woodbury
Lillian Waters i,Y..... ........ S ecretary .,......... ........r......,. V iolet Scott
Lillian Waters ,,...... ..,..... T reasurer ..,.,.. ..,,,.......,. V iolet Scott
Lewis Slaughter ...,,... .....,, Y ell Leader ....,.,, ....... C arlos Raldon
Lillian Waters ,,,.,..,,,..,,, e,e..... C ounseler .,..... .....,............. L illian Waters
Mr. Yeoman .,.,,.,,.........,,,,,Y,,... Class Advisor ..,......t.,.....,.,.,..,..... Mr. Yeoman
Class Colors ............,,,,,,,,.....,,,,,,,........,... Blue and White
We, the members of the B8 class of Phineas Banning Junior High
School, have done our best to encourage school spirit. When it was our
time to give an entertainment in the school auditorium on November 26,
1929 we all worked halrd and tried to make it a success. There was a
Christmas party held in our class room and We enjoyed it very muchi.
About every Week there is a debate held in our room among the members
of our class. Mr. Yeoman has been a very successful teacher and we have
enjoyed working with him. We hold a regular meeting every day so it will
teach us how to conduct a meeting when we are in the upper grades. We
have found that the only Way to make a success of a home room is to all
B8 ROOM 103
First Semester Officers Second Semester
Mardelle Pilgrim ...,... ,....,...,.. P resident ...........,.. ....,,.,,, V ada Peterson
Florence Patton ,........ .,,,.... V ice President ..,....., ..,,..,..,., D avid Larson
Leona Kemp .......... ......,, S ecretary .,......,., ....,...,.,.,,Y., A nne Morre
...........Treasurer.......... .......Albert Nicholson
Frank Newman ........,........... Yell Leaders ,....., .,,......,,,, W ilbur Luke
George McFarlnd Lowell Mohns
,.......Councils.,........ ,,,.....Phyllis Horn
Miss Clayton .......,......,....... Faculty Advisor ......,,......,.,,,...,. Miss Clayton
Our yell leaders make a very interesting pair. Lowell is just about as
high as Wilbur's shoulder and the two are nicknamed "Mutt" and "Jeff"
On February 14th we had a Valentine's party. We had a lovely time
playing games and We enjoyed our refreshments.
The girls in our home room are splendid ball players. They have beaten
every other home room so far and they hope to keep up their good record
The girls are organizing after school teams. We have peppy girls and
our boys are good too, although they are few in number.
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CLASS A7, ROOM 4
1st Semester ....... .,.......................,........,.......,.........,.... 2 nd Semester
Irene Parham A........ ,.... .A....... P r esident ............... ........ T suyasaki Okuro
Carl Morrison r................... Vice President ..,...... ....,.,, V iola Morehouse
Josephine McGinnis .,.............. Secretary .......... ....,.......... 1 ..Carl Pearson
Pete Mpndoza .......,.................. Reporter .........,,.........,..... Agana Okomato
Walter Peterson ........,..,,......, Yell Leader ................ Martin Mocionalestra
Faculty Advisor ......................,..............................,.... Mr. Guy Kingsburry
This A7 class admits that it is one of the very best groups in the
It was united last September. Many of the students were new to each
other and all of them were new to the school, and just a wee bit afraid of
what would happen to them.
At an Auditorium call, given by the B7 class in October, two of the A7
group made an outstanding record as entertainers-Martin Nocionalestra
did a rope-jumping number which was a Hwowf' Julia Malloy gave a
violin solo which was the "hit" of the show.
CLASS A7 ROOM 310
Class Colors ..,.....,..,................ Lavender and Yellow X
First Semester Second Semester
Bernice Holcomb ....... ,........... P resident .................,,........,.. Mary Little
Jim Gray .,................... ....... V ice President .......... Josephine McGinnis
Lugenia Harley ......... ......,. S ecretary .........,.........,...,.......... Jim Gray
Lugenia Harley .......... ........... T reasurer ,.......,.,...,.........,,........ Jim Gray
Marcell Fuette .........,............,... Yell Leader ..................,.....,. Mike Lenirio
Mrs. Winn ....................,.,....... Faculty Advisor .......................... Mrs. Winn
Our class entered Banning High School September 1928, and was pro-
moted into the A7 class February 1929. At first we had thirty students in
our home room. Now five new students have entered.
Our home room teacher is Mrs. Winn. Under her directizfn we have had
many excellent programs. We made a thorough study of the problem of
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Earle Stockton ,.,.... Stockton
Vernon Shell ,.......
Vernon Shell ....,.,. ,
Bobby Winston .............,.,,....... Yell Winston
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Miss Gordon ......................., Faculty Gordon
Class Colors ...... and White
When We came to Banning Miss was appointed as our class
advisor. She certainly has proved to
Our officers have proved themselves be the best. Not many classes
have such talent.
We yell and sing and have readings, all at the proper time. We always
enjoy ourselves. We also discuss order in our home class room.
We are trying in every way to make our class days together very pro-
fitable and worth While.
help. We all like her very
CLASS A-7 ROOM 306
First Semester ,....... ........,,,,,.,. O Hicers ..........,...,..,.... Second Semester
Billy Cassingham ....l,,,..,........... President ....,.. ...,,,....... R obert Burns
K Jimmy Driskill ,....,...,........ Vice-President ....... ...,..... M aurine Collier
Aurthur Dominguez ....... .......,,. S ecretary ........ ....,.,....,,,. J ohn Delano
Ray Ablutz ......,,............. ,,...... T reasurer .......... ....... A ntonio Aquesta
Anionio Aquesta ...,...,. ...,...... Y ell Leader .....,..,..,...,....,. Antonio Aquesta
Miss Neft ........,.,,...........,..Y,.... Class Advisor .........,...............,.,.,.. Miss Neft
Class Colors .................,.......................,..,, Blue and Gold
The election of officers in home room 306 was fair and square. We voted
for president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.
Our president Robert Burns is hardly ever absent. Our secretary,
Maurine Collier keeps the records accurately. Our cheer leader is the best
On Valentine's day, We had a Valentine box which was made by Vivian
Acheson. We had a good time. Everyone received a Valentine. We had a
beautiful Christmas tree and a party.
Promotion time made us feel that We should make up our minds to Work
harder. We have decided to make our A7 year a splendid year.
Officers Second Semester
President .....,........ .................. R obert Ryan
Vice President ....... ............. J ohn Stamper
Secretary .............. ........ A lice Schultz
Reporter ................ ......... O pal Voien
Yell Leader .............,. .......... B illie Thaten
Faculty Advisor ....... ............,..... M rs. Swart
Otlicers Second Semester
President ................ ............... J ack Millsap
Vice President ....... ............... J oe Gordon
Secretary ........,..... .,..... E rnest Heredia
Treasurer ............ ....... E rnest Heredia
Yell Leader ..,.,...,.... ........ E rnest Heredia
Faculty Advisor ....... .................. M r. Hurley
Officers Second Semester
President .............. .......... V incent Colletti
Vice President ........ ..........,. C harles Cake
Seecretary ............ .,..... J erry Angelich
Treasurer ,............... .......... ....,........,......... N o ne
Yell Leader ..............,.... .,......................... E dwin Finn
Faculty Advisor .....,.,............,.,....,.......,.....,............,...,.........,...., Miss Daniels
Class Colors ............................................ Red and White
CLASS B7 ROOM 303
The members of our B7 home room started school With a bang by elect-
ing some peppy oiiicers. Our yell leader has taught us some yells that he
learned in the "Pep" Club, and We already have learned our school songs.
We became organized as a class in room 308. Jack Millsap proved the
most popular of the class and was elected president. Ernest Heredia, be-
cause of his experience and previous attendance at many athletic contests
at Travis Field. was selected as yell leader.
To make all
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SENIOR STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTS
After four years of high school, and on the eve of passing on to other
scenes and activities, the message which it seems to me is the most im-
portant to convey to my fellow students is, do your work, whatever it may
be, to the best of your ability. Make your grades. Be in earnest. Make every
If you have unusual mentality it is none the less essential, for your
own good, to advance as far as possible in your studies. If you have but
anprdinary mind, plug away with a sincere effort, and you will be the
winner in the end. A
What counts most, after all, in this high school period of our lives, is
not so much, what mathematics, or English, or art we have mastered, but
what habits of industry we have formed, what training we have given
our desires,,what character we have shown, what we have learned of
right and our own reaction thereto.
' Take stock of yourselves, note the direction in which you are heading,
and if you find that you are sitting idly by on the side lines, get into the
game and play it hard. Yours for true success,
Fellow students of Banning! It is with a sense of deep regret that I face
the close of my high school career and the end of my term as student body
president. Words fail to express how much your support has meant to meg
how greatly your loyalty has aided me.
In order to make our craft seaworthy we must side together as a crew.
We must show a spirit of loyalty toward our school, our teachers, our
studies, and our scholastic ideals. We must be loyal to our captain, our
officers, and to each other. We must make the word "Loyalty" a living
reality. If we succeed in this purpose it is inevitable that our course will
be a smooth one, and that once more our ship will voyage safely into port.
-LA RUE FOSTER.
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Commissioner of Athletics ......,.....,. Charles Swain
SENIOR STUDENT BODY OFFICERS
Tom Stockman ...,......
John Morrison ...,.......
John McLaren ..,.....,.,
................President..........................La Rue Foster
.......First Vice President..................Bruce Whited
.......Second Vice President..................Nels Nelson
Marian Packard .,.......... Third Vice President ....,.....,. Florence Henderson
George Potter ........ .......... F ourth Vice President .,.....,.,.......... Ernest Gill
Anna Pederson ...........,..,... Fifth Vice President .................. Inez Noonan
Harold Teeple ..........,.,........... Y..el1 Leader ..........,.,............. Harold Teeple
Mary Schwarz .......................... Secretary ................,......... Willie Stamper
Allen Lind ...,......,....... Commissioner of Forensics ...,..v........... Allen Lind
Raymond Miller .,.....
Ernest Gill ................
.Commissioner of Forensics ........ Rollin McBurney
Georgia Smale ...... Girls' Commissioner of Athletics ,...., Marian Packard
The Senate is a body that approves or disapproves of the policies of the
school. Organizations and clubs may appeal to it for inaugurating some-
thing new. It meets once a Week and is composed of the major student
body officers, Mr. Travis, the principal, and Miss Calef, the vice-principal.
The Finance Board is exactly What its name implies. It is a group of
people to Whom all requisitions for money are given. It may approve or
disapprove of the requests. The members of the Finance Board are the
same as those of the Senate with the addition of Miss Packwood, the 'treas-
urer of the school.
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pp GIRLS LEAGUE
Anna Pederson .......,. ................ P resident .........., .,..........,. I nez Noonan
Glennyce Belton .,...... .......,, V ice President ....... ......... lt iildred Gordon
Mary Schwarz ....... ,........... S ecretary ,......... ............,.., M ary Swift
Mary Schwarz ........ ,...,.,.,,. T reasurer ,........, ......,. A rdythe Horney
Rose McVay ,.,...,,..,,................ Yell Leader .......,..,............,.... Rose McVay
Rose McVay ...............,......,..,.. Song Leader ....,..................,.A.. Rose McVay
Banning should be proud of her Girls' League. Mrs. Griffith, the beloved
director, has led the girls in many worthwhile achievements. Every girl
may belong to the League and by earning ten pionts may belong to the
Service Club, a special division.
During the past year the girls have brought joy to the less fortunate.
Programs given at Thanksgiving and Christmas to people in the County
Farm were gratefully received. Toys and clothing were repaired and made
for Christmas gifts to the poor. Help was also given to the merchants in
measuring shoes that were given at Yuletide. The girls are learning to
think of the happiness of others.
Roarin' Red Hot Mustard Plaster
Hit 'em Harder-Hit 'em Faster
We're the hot stuff of creation
P. B. H. S. aggregation.
PCRT LIGHT STAFF
LA RUE FOSTER
.........,......Editor-in-Chief...,.,. DORIS FOHL
Gladys McNe1ce .................. Assistant Editor. ..,.,..,.....,.,, Evan Mitchell
Florence Henderson ............ Associate Editor ...,,,.,,.,, Mildred Brettell
Mary Schwarz ..,......................... Art Editor ............,,,,,,.,.,.,,, La Rue Foster
Martha Winchester ....... .,............ G irls' Sports ...........,...,,,,,...,,,,, Amy Parkel
Doris Fohl .................. Feature Editor ..............,... Florence Hendereson
Neil McBurney ....., ..,........., B oy's Sports .............,.,...,.. Walter Sawyer
Phyllis Tyacke .,...,............,................. Jokes .....,..,.....,.,. Florence Henderson
Joe Landgrave ....i..,..,....,.. Business Manager ...........,,,,,,. Lillian Bowen
Bruce Whited ............ Portlights Correspondence ..........., John Morrison
Foster Rice .,.. Circulation Manager .... Everett Carr, Albert Jagers
POI'tllg'l1iJ Exchanges ,...,.......,,,, Jean Cameron
The "Portlight" is an up-to-date progressive school paper that is
built on practical lines. It is a product of the Journalism and Printing
classes. Its objective is to cover the entire school life story as it unfolds
each week. Reporters and space Writers are assigned duties and are
required to fill their assignments as on any large daily paper.
The advertising staff is required to sell enough space each Week to
pay for the production of the paper. The printing department has the
job of makeup, printing and folding. The circulation department
delivers papers and sells them on the school grounds. The paper pays
The Student Government is rated among the most important bodies of
the year. To it is entrusted the morals and order of the school. There are
two divisions in the organization, a boys' and a girls' group. At the head
of each is the president, Who appoints officers to take charge of special
posts. These oflicers may give summons to report to the president for
judgment and sentence. The accused may take this decree or appeal to
higher authorities, a jury, or Mr. Travis, the Principal.
Mary Adams ......,,.,.......................... President ..,....................,.... Milo McCard
Donald Weir ............4........... Vice President .......... .......... R ebecca Smith
Barbara Palmer .....,..,,................ Secretary ...............,.......,,. Dorothy Rial
Gorden McGinley .....,,,..,........... Yell Leader .......,.............. David Gonzales
All of the members of the Junior High take great interest in their
auditorium calls. They are very successful in making them both enter-
taining and interesting. The class rooms in order present outstanding
programs, and friendly rivalry increases the interest.
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Debating this year has been a very successful one for Banning due tothe
wonderful coaching of Mr. Riffenburg whose efforts so often lead to victory,
Phineas Banning placed teams in two debating leagues: the Marine
League and the City League. They were successful enough to "cop" the
championship of the Marine League and became a. close runner up in the
City League by first place. This is the first debating championship to come
to Phineas Banning. We are proud of this honor. The record in the Marine
League was six wins and one loss.
The question for the first debate was, Resolved: "That the McNary
Haugen Bill Should be Enacted by an Act of Congress." The afiirmative
team was composed of Phyllis Evans, and Harold Bowen. It was unde-
feated in its engagements with Bell and Torrance High Schools. The neg-
ative team, Rollin McBurney and Bruce Whited broke even with one
victory and one defeat.
In the next round, on the question, Resolved: "That the iniiuence of
Jazz is Detrimental to Modern Youth," Allan Lind travelled to Bell alone,
due to the sickness of his colleague, and brought home a well earned de-
cision of 2 - 1. Meanwhile Phyllis Evans and Bruce Whited were at home
wresting a 3 - 0 decision from George Washington High School. Later in
the year Raymond Miller and Allan Lind duplicated this feat and tookia
3-0 decision from Washington. , X
On the question, Resolved: "That the Installment Plan of Buying is
Detrimental to the Buying Public of America," Banning,s aiiirmative team,
Raymond Miller and Allan Lind defeated Franklin High, and the negative
Five of Banning's most popular students, Mary Swift, Phyllis Evans,
Allan Lind, Kenneth Miller, and Ruth Inglis competed in the Oratorical
Contest at Banning High. This was the first elimination and decided who
would be Banning's representative. Mary Swift was the judge's choice and
represented Banning on April 12 in the District Contest. The judges were
Mrs. Mary Harker, representative of Woman's Club, Miss Florence Kelly,
principal of Fries Ave. School, and Mr. George Shunk, attorney at law in
team, Phyllis Evans and Katherine Gillman lost a decision to Belmont
In the next round on the question, Resolved: "That the Influence of
Jazz is Detrimental to Modern Youth," Banning's affirmative, Phyllis
Evans and Rollin McBurney won a 3 - 0 decision from Franklin, while
the negative team, Raymond Miller and Allan Lind lost to L. A. High
School. Both Franklin and Los Angeles High schools are much larger
The next question to be debated in the City League is, Resolved: "That
the Newspaper Publicity of Crime Tends to Promote Crime." Phineas
Banning will meet Venice and Belmont High Schools. Both teams are
working for success.
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SENIOR PLAY CAST
On March'22, 1929, the curtain rose for the presentation of the Senior
Play, 'The Thirteenth Chair." Never before and never again in the history
of Phineas Banning High will there be a school play to equal it.
The characters were supremely Well played starring Gladys Mc-Niece,
the beautiful leading ladyg Raymond Miller, the heroic leading man,
Martha Winchester, an unequaled medium, John McLaren, the brilliant
inspector, Vera Travis, the charming hostessg Rollin McBurney, the
gracious host, Otto Yearick, the murdererg Jean Cameron, LaRue Foster,
Doris Fohl, Mildred Gordon, Aaron Boyce, Walter Sawyer, Phyllis Evans,
and Allan Lind, other members of the cast.
A capacity audience and an extremely fine cast united in making a suc-
cessful event. It will be a long time before the residents of Wilmington
and vicinity forget this splendid piece of Work.
This never-to-be-forgotten play was under the direction of Miss Minnie
Every part Was extremely Well done. A matinee Was given on the morn-
ing of March 21st, This was really the dress rehearsal. It was open to
Junior High students only and was well attended.
Just a school house tall
That is loved by all
Banning High we sing of you
Through our high school days and on down through life
We'll be ever loyal and true
California sunshine smile on you
Mid ocean breeze and skies of blue,
Just a school tall
That is loved by all
And a place Where dreams come true.
Kermit Parker is the efficient stage manager of Banning. Bob Land-
grave, his assistant, is not a bit behind in efficiency. The stage crew con-
sists of Walter Sawyer, La Rue Foster, Harry Pearson, Albert Scott and
Fenwick Kendall. The crew never fails to produce on time.
Mr. Farleigh, the advisor and brains 'of the crew, succeeded in getting
a special period set aside for the stage crew to work. This resulted in
some "bigger and better" settings for the plays.
The crew has been very busy for the past year, putting up sets for both
day and night schools and keeping up with aud. calls, too. Few students
realize the importance of the stage crew. The stage crew helps every
department of the school. '
JUNIOR PLAY A I
On April 19th the Junior Class did honor to themselves and to the school
by presenting f'The Man on the Box," a snappy, wholesome play, well
adapted to high school production. The cast was well distributed as to
talent, all humorous, a few starring in abundant conversation, and with
varied impersonations. Catherine Horgan and Ellsworth Lewis carried
the leads. Wesley Patton and Ralph Smale did honor to Irish dialect, giv-
ing it an accent that only the natives of Erin know and Denny Driskill
portrayed the ever typical Judge. Hal White, Willie Stamper, Louis Re-
gan, Mike Doganierre, Ralph Reed, Margaret Mills, Katherine Snyder
completed their share of the cast.
Miss McWilliams, a most capable director, under whose guidance the
play was produced, was assisted in coaching by Mrs. M. Inglis James, long
a leading instructor in voice culture and tone production in Boston.
The band, under the leadership of Mr. Hansen, has had lots of publicity
this year. It was not satisfied to merely furnish their martial airs around
the school. It had to break into the movies.
Irvin Smith, taking the part of major, led the group 'through several
numbers in front of the clicking camera. Anythfng may happen in connec-
tion With this ambitious group.
The orchestra, under the competent leadership of Mr. Hanson, has sky-
rocketed to success. The orchestra this year is something that We are all
proud of. It is better than ever before.
We could not ask for greater co-operation from any organization. It is
always Willing to furnish music when it is needed, and in a Way that
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
The Girls' Glee Club spent many hours practicing diligently on the music
of Mr. Hansen's opera, "The Prince of Seville." The Girls sang for the
February graduation exercises and showed that much time had been spent
in preparation. At the boys' athletic assembly, they again appeared and
sanghtwo' numbers. This was their first appearance in their new uniforms
of W ite.
BUYS' GLEE CLUB
This organization Was created to introduce a bigger and better spirit for
Banning, and to give all of the boy students an opportunity to improve
PRIZE STORY-ABDULLAI-I HAREMS
The ship was docked in Abdullah. Eloise Fleming, a young society nov-
elist, was strolling the deck with the young Captain Randall whose heart
she had completely captured. The voyage was uneventful and Eloise, who
was seeking thrills, was bored.
"I would not advise one to wander around this port without an escort,"
cautioned the captain.
"You don't suppose I came all this way for the trip do you Y" questioned
Eloise. "I am going to investigate a harem."
The captain gasped, "Young American girls are not safe in this port,
Miss Fleming. Perhaps you will allow me to accompany you on your es-
The thought flashed through Eloise's mind that perhaps the captain had
a motive of his own for trying to frighten her. Well, she would not be
fooled. She was going alone.
"Thank you, Captain Randall, but I am searching for material for my
new book, and I desire to go alone." She turned away from him and fled
down the gang plank.
The dock was swarming with beggars gowned in turbans and filthy
robes. Most of them, were cruelly crippled and distorted. They reminded
one of an army of bats swooping down upon their prey as they stampeded
the more prosperous tourists. Eloise, having avoided these beggars, walked
into a narrow crowded street where she found almost as many beggars as
she had seen at the dock. American women there were, yes, but all had
Eloise's courage ebbed a bit, but she was too proud to turn back. She
was pleased to see a sign marked "Information in English" and hurried to
the booth and inquired where she might find a harem open for in-spection.
The Hindu in the booth looked surprised. He immediately concluded that
she was an American thrill-seeker who was unaware of the customs of
Abdullah. He knew her type. He replied slowly and distinctly, "I shall be
pleased to take you to one."
Although his complexion was lighter than the Hindu beggars she had
seen along the way, his manner and appearance did not assure Eloise of
security, but she was determined to see a harem. 'T will appreciate it if
you will be so kindf' she replied hesitatingly.
Her tall and expressionless guide placed her in a carriage drawn by an
old sway-back mule. The journey was short, but Eloise was glad when he
turned her over to an-ugly old woman to whom he gave directions in a
queer language. Turning to Eloise he said curtly, "This woman will take
you to the harem. Good-bye."
Eloise followed the woman through spacious halls and rooms which
fitted in perfectly with descriptions she had read of Hindu palaces. Her
companion disappeared and she wandered along, alone. She pushed open
a door which lead into a room different from the rest. It had no wiadows
and but one door. The light entered through a transom in the door which
was striped with iron bars. The room was encircled with rich drapes. Turn-
ing quickly she found the door had locked. She banged upon the opening
for several seconds. Realizing her predicament, she calmed down and tried
to think. What could she do? She sank down upon a couch and wondered
what was to become of her. Maybe she was going to be made a member of
a harem. Ooh !-How she hated harems. She wished she had taken Captain
It seemed ages later when she heard someone pounding on her prison
PRIZE POEM HAPPINESS
If all the world would heed my call
And of its greatness I might choose
I'd shun the rest for happiness
And be assured I could not lose.
Life's utmost is a happy home
With comfort, love, and beauty pure
So that, when tired from work well done,
None could resist the hearth-Iirels lure.
A wife to welcome with a kiss
A heart so pure, so fond, and good
One who would cause a man to strive
Until she said. "I knew you could."
A little child quite well endowed
With ample share of Nature's wealth
An open face, a kindly heart,
Straight-forward ways devoid of stealth.
Why should I seek for fame or wealth?
Why strive to gain ambition's crown?
To have and give great happiness
Is better far than high renown.
door which suddently collapsed. Her mind cleared, and she heard, "Eloise
darling, look at me. Oh honey, I shall never leave you again." She looked
up into the face of Captain Randall.
On the way back to the ship she told him she had lost her desire to search
for thrills and would be happy just to stay with him forever, but she
wanted to know how he had rescued her from the horrible place.
Randall replied solemnly, "I followed you to the booth and seeing you
leave with that Hindu, I thought I had better go along to see if things
went right. I watched the -proceedings from a spot where I could not be
seen. When the Hindu left and later the old woman return-ed I thought I
had better look for you. That's all. You know the rest of the story."
Eloise sat up and looked around. She was in the same wagon she had
been in a short time ago, but she was too happy to be curious.
Randall muttered grufily, "I am going to leave you for a second. I have
something to settle with the man in the information booth." He climbed
out of the wagon, walked over to the booth and slipped the guide a roll of
bills and said, "Thanks a lot, Harry: it worked. We are to be married as
soon as we get back to the ship?
A by Louise Capolzmgo
"The print shop is a Work shopf' Anyone Who has even peeked through
its door realizes the truth of this slogan. While the shop is a part of the
regular school course it is organized as nearly as possible on a commercial
basis. The shop is producing work for student body, office, night school, and
every department of the school. This Work ranges from the simplest ticket
up to two color placards-one of Which, Kiplings "If", which was presented
to various civic organizations of the community, received much praise.
The shop produces the "Port Light", a Weekly paper devoted to school
activities. The annual, "Pilot Wheel" is a very large undertaking and is
laid out by this department.
This great range of work gives the student of Printing a real contact
with actual Work j obs, and developes him in craftsmanship, speed, accuracy
and ability to Work. The shop produces about 552500 Worth of Work each
Mr. Kingsbury is a printer of many year's experience, both in newspaper
and job work. His vvork in community service with young people and
among apprentices of his trade gives him an understanding of young
people. This brings results.
The Auto Shop in our school is one of the busiest departments. Besides
making fine polished and tempered tools for the exhibits the stage scenery
is made there under the supervision of Mr. Farleigh, the instructor.
At the Long Beach Exposition and many other places, our auto shop
Work Won considerable comment. Carl D'Ambrosia made an attractive
ink and pen holder which was silver plated. It was presented to Mrs.
Susan M. Dorsey, Superintendent of our schools at that time. Louis Parra
also made a pen and ink holder and presented it to Mrs. Pierce, superin-
tendent of our district.
Under the direction of Mr. Braman, the Electric Shop is growing in
activity and popularity with each quarter. It satisfies the desire of many
to build a radio set. Some of the boys have completed revvinding motors
that can be used at home. Besides building transformers of various de-
signs and sizes a Working knowledge of the Ways of electricity is obtained
by the making of many other projects. Come and see the boys at Work.
The wood shop is always aiming at bigger and better things, but one of
the best things this year was not so big. Harold Miller, one of the February
graduates, constructed a model of a Curtis "Hawk" airplane, which was
such a fine job that, when he put it in competition with about two hundred
other models, at the Broadway Department store, it took the second prize.
This prize 'consisted of a trip to San Diego in one of the passenger planes.
Many other fine jobs are being turned out in the shop all the time. In the
evening also, the wood shop is a beehive of industry. Pleasant experience,
information, developed ability, and useful products are some of the
advantages connected with shop work, together with the inspiration of
MECHANICAL DRAWING DEPT.
Every boy who enters Banning has an opportunity to try his hand at
Mechanical Drawing during the seventh or eighth grade, or he may elect
it in the Senior high.
In the seventh year a ten week's course, two consecutive periods a day,
is given to every boy. At this time he can become familiar with what con-
stitutes Mechanical Drawing and soon learns if he is fitted to go further
in the work if he desires to do so.
When taken as an elective in the ninth and tenth years, a boy spends
his first term in studying the fundamentals of Mechanical Drawing. At the
end of this time he decides whether he wishes to specialize in Machine
Design or Architecture.
The eleventh and twelfth year is spent in special study of the chosen
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has been successful in improving the community as a Whole and has given
an ever ready hand to aid the local people in obtaining that most preci-
ous gift of man-Education!
"The Whole Tovvn's Talking," a dramatic production, was given March
8, by the Public Speaking class. It was a huge success both financially and
in accomplishment. Many other classes included in the commercial, domes-
tic, and English departments have done a great deal of Work in their in-
Not only is work carried on during night sessions, but also there is a
China Painting class from two to four in the afternoon Where some very
beautiful and Worth While china is produced, and an evening Physical
Education schedule during the spring from the hours of three to six,
when baseball and other activities are carried on. At Wilmington Park
Grammar School an English Citizenship class is conducted four nghts a
Week for the purpose of informing the foreign element in regard to correct
speech, what constitues good citizenship, and in giving general information
and instruction which help.
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Phyllis Evans ......,....,.... T ................. President ,............................. Amy Prakel
Mary Schwartz ...,.................. Vice President .....,...,.....,...... Dennie Driskill
Katherine Gillman ...... Secretary and Treasurer ...............,.... Mary Swift
With Mr. Welch as advisor, the Scholarship Society of Banning, Chapter
83, has become one of the largest as well as most active organization in
school. During the past year, the Society enjoyed many social events,
including a regional banquet at the beginning of the year, a theater party,
and a real party of Chapter 83. At the regional banquet, Banning enter-
tained twelve other schools in the district. The decorations were carried
out in Halloween style.
In December, our Chapter sent six delegates to the State Convention
held at Polytechnic High School, at Los Angeles. Our delegates were:
Willie Stamper, Ardythe Horney, Phyllis Tyacke, Florence Henderson,
Earl Chamberlain, and Phyllis Evans.
The following month our Chapter was represented at Gardenais regional
banquet. Woodrow Wilson School in Long Beach invited us to attend its
next regional banquet.
A goodly number of delegates also represented us at the district theater
party in Long Beach. At the Southern California Convention in San
Bernardino during the Spring, we were also represented.
Chapter 83 now consists of sixty-seven members, so it was decided to
have a party for its own Chapter in the cafeteria. Everyone had a good
time. The membership during the past semester is the largest in the
history of the school. In fact, we have the second largest membership in
the state in proportion to our enrollment. Banning has reason to be proud
of its Scholarship Society and its diligent and able advisor, Mr. Welch.
President ...,........,,.,.Y. .........................,.,... ....,.,,,, P a trick Horgan
Vice-President ..,..,.,........,............,...,,.,.,.,,,,..,.....,.,.,..,,.,.,....,.... Eldon Towner
Secretary and Treasurer ,,,.,,.,.,,,.....,,..,,.,,...,..,,..,.,...,......... Virginia Boyce
Social Chairman ..............,..,...,,..,,...A.,........,....,.,.,,,............... Victor Larrieux
We of the Aggie Club, are proud of the numerous cups that deck our
trophy shelf, due to the unceasing Work of Mr. Comerford and his students.
Our iirst contest was in plant identification at Beverly Hills. Our team
was quite happy when it came home from this contest proudly displaying
a second prize trophy. This was Won through the hard work of Louis
Erickson, Victor Larrieux and Helen McGinley. These people were rated
fourth, fifth and siqgth individuals.
The contest that Was held at Riverside was one to be long remembered by
those who participated in it. One of the several teams from Banning was
the Dairy Product team. The members of this team Were, Don Hulbert,
Captain, Gareld Green, Eldon Tovvner and Dale Wright. At this time Don
Hulbert Won a silver medal, Eldon Towner a bronze medal and the other
boys Won class ribbons.
Our fruit judging team consisted of Katherine Snyder, Catherine Hor-
gan and Bernice Keville. The girls, as a team, took third place and Cather-
ine Horgan Won the second high individual ribbon.
The plant identiiication team consisted of Victor Larrieux, Helen Mc
Ginley, Louis Erickson and Carl Bjork. Here they Won the first prize cup
and many high individuals. They Won also Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
It had long been the ambition of the plant identifiaction team to be high-
President ...,.,.....A......,...............,.........,....... ...............,.,............. D ale Wright
Vice President .......,..,..,..........,.,.........,..,........,...,.......,,,....... Victor Larrieux
Secretary and Treasurer ...............,,.,,....,.............,.. ........... G areld Green
est team in the State and this time they succeeded.
In this contest Banning also entered a stock judging team. This team
was composed of Carl Miller, Captain, Ernest Gill, Hal White and John
McLaren. John McLaren won second place ribbon in beef cattle. The team
asa Whole received honorable mention.
The Southern California Championship Was Won by the Stock Judging
"A" team this year. This team consisted of Carl Miller, John McLaren and
Ernest Gill. Carl Miller was third high man in the state and Won twenty-
iive dollars. The "B" team consisted of Eldon Towner, Gareld Green,
Harry Caldwell and Hal White, Captain. This team tied for second place
and Hal White Won ten dollars and a bronze medal.
In the San Bernardino contest in February, Banning entered an "AH and
"B" team. The "A" team consisted of Katherine Snyder, Virginia Boyce
and Catherine Horgan. This team Won three class ribbons, four individual
ribbons and Katherine Snyder was second high individual receiving a
silver medal. The team placed fourth in the state of California.
The "B" team was very successful and Won the California Champion-
ship for the "B" teams.The team consisted of Harold Teeple, Eldon Towner
and Gareld Green. This class also won many ribbons and had many high
We have a motto, which is "He who sows shall reap," and We find this
very true in our Work.
HARMONICA IS INSPIRATION TO REAL BOY
This harmonica movement is not a crazy idea. It is a real thing-a genu-
ine article that has interested the finest musical minds of the country.
Those .Who know say that the boys and girls of today Who play the har-
monica in these bands Will be the players of the finer instruments in the
Philharmonic orchestras later on.
G. A. A.
First Semester, ....... ,.......,.....,......... ............. .....,,v... S e c ond Semester
Geraldine Harper ..... L. ........,... President .................. Martha Winchester
Martha Winchester ........,.., Vice President ....,............. Catherine Horgan
Catherine Horgan .................... Secretary .....,.....,.........,,..... Loretta Miller
Phyllis Evans .........,,..,.... Recording Secretary ,................. Willie Stamper
HEADS OF SPORTS
Marian Packard ...,........,.....,,.,..., Baseball ,.....,,.................. Marian Packard
Georgia Smale ..,....... .,..,...,..., B asketball ............, ............ E velyn Sayler
Anna Pederson ........ ......,,.. V olleyball ......... .......,.. A nna Pederson
Willie Stamper ,........ .,.............. S occer ..,..,........... ........... L ois Hulbert
Harvey White ....... ...,......... P resident ....,..............,...,........ Aarne Aho
Joe Duran ......................,...., Vice President ,............. Charlemagne Fuette
Raymond Miller ......,.......,.,..,.,., Secretary ,.,..,...........,,...,. Rollin McBurney
The Hi-Y is a Y.M.C.A. organization for high school boys. At Phineas
Banning there are twenty-five members. Mr. Alford, boys director of San
Pedro Y.M.C.A., is at the head of all school Hi-Y Clubs in the harbor dis-
trict. Mr. Carl Lewis is the advisor for Wilmington. He has taken the place
of our old friend, Mr. Van Zandt.
Christian fellowship and service to the school are the principalmobject-
ives of this organization. Its basketball team, under the leadership of
Joe Duran, Won second place in the Hi-Y league. Many trips and conven-
tions have been attended by these boys of Banning. Special programs dur-
ing the year have been presented for the high school. The Hi-Y certainly
has Won a place and has made a name for itself at Banning.
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Our organization has been named S. P. Q. R. which means Senatus Popu-
lusque Romans tThe Senate and the Roman Peopleb. The oiiicers of the
club correspond with officers of the Roman Senate. There are two consuls,
Ardythe Hrorney and Katherine Snyder, who preside over the meetings and
arrange the programs, two censors, Dennie Driskill and Fred Stevens, who
have charge of the membership and keep the records, one quaestor, Olive
Tyacke, who has charge of the club finances.
President .................,.,....................................................... .............. J oe Duran
Vice President .......... ............,.................,..... P hylis Evans
Secretary ............,... .............,........,............. M ary Schwartz
Treasurer .................. ........................................ D ick Stamper
Seargent of Arms ....... .,....,.. L ouie Sapien, Earl Chamberlain
Reporter ,................... ...........,..,..,...,.......... T homas Martinez
Advisors i............... .......... lk Irs. De Rojas, Mrs. Swart
First Semester A..,.... .......,.,...... O ffice ,...A......,.. ....... S econd Semester
Amy Prakel ..,.,........ .,.........,.... P resident ............. ......... M ildred Gordon
Elizabeth Millsap .......,..,.,,.. Vice President .....,.,., ........ P hyllis Tyacke
Rose McVay ........,...........,,,......... Secretary ...,..............,.......i...,, Amy Prakel
Susan Capolunga ............,.........., Treasurer ,....................... Loretta Miller
We formed the "23,' Home Economics Club last year on May 11, 1928.
We Were formed to have a get-together good time. We Were to have twenty
members plus our faculty advisors: Mrs. Pearson, Miss Hall, and Miss
Since then We have done more than have a good time. We made
curtains, cushions, and rugs for the girls' and teachers' rest rooms. Also
our membership has increased three members making a total of twenty-
We had a Weiner bake down at Terminal, too.
VARSITY LETTERMEN'S CLUB
In the past years many attempts have been made to organizze a club for
the varsity lettermen. This year this has become a reality. Coach Patz,
faculty advfsor, is at the head of the organization. It is through his efforts
that the charter members were selected.
A constitution was drawn up. Officers were elected. They are: Arne
Aho, presidentg Charlemagne Fuette, vice presidentg John McLaren, secre-
taryg Wayne Pendergast, treasurerg and Milo McCord, sergeant-at-arms.
The purpose of the Varsity Club is to maintain good sportsmanshipg
foster true school spirit, sponsor athletics, and honor the varsity letter
award. The meetings are held twice a month at the school. Some of the
problems which the club has discussed are taking care of inter-class sports,
wearing of varsity sweaters, methods of handling crowds in limited
bleacher space, etc.
A final banquet and initiation is planned, which is to be held in the latter
part of June. At this initiation, members will be taken in, new officers
elected, and a farewell given to the lettermen who are leaving.
This is the beginning of a club that will be the most noted organization
in the high school. May it ever live.
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Athletics have reached the stage of development in our school life where
they are no longer any extra-curricular activity or a student amusement
project but rather the manifestation of growth, both physically and edu-
cationally. Athletics are valuable aids to education. The athlete is judged
as much by his standards of character as by his athletic ability. A true
athlete should have irreproachable character, leadership, enthusiasm,
knowledge of technique, and keen powers of observation. He must be
interested in sports for sport's sake and not for winning games at any cost.
He must be a "man's man." It is of such timber that our future national
leaders are selected. -M. R. HELBACH.
In reviewing the athletic year, I wish to congratulate the Student Body
for the support it gave its team, and to commend the athletes for the real
fighting spirit they displayed on and off the athletic field. The Student Body
backed its teams to the very last as shown by the cheering crowd present
when the final whistle blew ending the football year for a losing yet
fighting team. Basketball teams, Track teams, and the Baseball team all
received your support. You have established a tradition for future Student
Bodies to equal. I congratulate you.
Athletes, you who have represented your school in every field of ath-
letics, have also established a record for future athletes of Banning to
maintain. I am proud of every football boy who fought throughout the
season without a whimper, although you were beaten every game. You are
game, and the time will come when a just reward will be yours. This same
type of fighting was present on all your teams, all of which were q'uite
successful. Your opponents recognized you as fighters, a tradition you have
fought for, one you must uphold yourselvesfand one you need demand of
I commend you.
BANNING AT NARBONNE
The Pilot rooters were out in large numbers. Stimulated by Coach Patz
the day before in the auditorium, the odds against Lomita were almost
even, with the Nathanielites holding a slight lead. The Patzmen, although
beaten by Narbonne, held everyone breathless with the hand of football
which they showed in first canto. McCord again displayed the fight which
all loyal Banningites have seen.
Score: Banning--0, Narbonne-66
JACOB RHS AT BANNING
Weight proved the big factor in this struggle. Signals were cabled. Out
of the cloud of dirt and grime could be seen a tall, heavy football player
with several antagonists hanging on. Arne Aho, the light Banning half-
back, kept tackling the dark giant for all he was worth. After a few yards
the big gridder would fall. The Pilots charged and passed, but to no avail.
The Riismen were always there. Charles Dupuy caught several good passes
in their conflict, but passes alone can not win. Henry Holmes played a very
good game and should prove a formidable foe against the Jacobmen next
Score: Riis-185 Banning-O.
BELL AT BANNING
This contest proved far too outsided, the Eagles being very much too
strong for the Patzmen. With LaRue Foster playing a game equalled only
by McCord against Jordan, the chances at first seemed very good. However
the weak can not hold out against the strong, and so the Pilots went down
to a bad defeat. But the spirit of our players and rooters was indomitable,
even with such a score as 50-0.
JORDAQN AT BANNING
This game was one which every man on the team expected to win, but
was lost in spite of all efforts. The team wanted to defeat the Jordan men
just to average the not expected beating which Banning received last year
on the loose dusty field of Watts. Milo McCord proved the outstanding
player of the day. Charlie Fuette played the game for which he is known,
the steady line plunges and fine tackles which only Fuette can do in such
style. Even though outclassed, Phineas Banning was out fought.
Score: Banning-0: Jordan 30.
BANNING AT TORRANCE
The first league game started by Banning's receiving the kick-off from
Torrance. Potter, our captain, carried the ball to our forty yard line.
Duran passed to Stockman, who carried the ball for forty yards. That
marked the brand of ball and the spirit which our gridders used through-
out the season. Even though failing to beat Torrance, Phineas Banning
managed to hold them scoreless. The stars of the game for Banning were
Stockman, Duran, who wrenched his shoulder and was out of the lineup
for the whole season except for the last contest, McCord, and Fuette. Also
Hal White made several of the best tackles seen throughout all the games.
Score. Banning-Og Torrance-0.
GARDENA AT BANNING
The hardest contest of our season was played on Travis Field, against
Gardena. Our boys went in to the game knowing that their chances for a
win over Gardena were very slight. Even with such thoughts in mind our
pigskin jugglers put up a pronounced fight throughout the entire Marine
League season. Even though they went through without scoring against
the other schools, our boys have the privilege of saying they can battle
when the test comes. Gardena had the advantage over our team, their
average being 180 pounds and ours only 150. Although we lost this game
the Pilot rooters showed spirit by staying with the boys and yelling 'long
Score: Gardena-32g Banning-0.
BANNING AT WASHINGTON
This was the most crucial game that Banning's gridmen experienced.
The first quarter was uneventful, the ball being pushed back and forth
down the field, Washington having a slight advantage. In the second quar-
ter, Washington had the advantage with our own Wesley Patton making
tackles that were paramount in the result which they attained. The third
quarter was to the advantage of the Pilots containing many thrills and long
end runs by Aho. In the fourth canto events happened rapidly, Banning
coming the nearest to scoring, being on the opponents one-yard line. Ban-
ning won this game morally, but the score was tied.
Score: Banning--Og Washington-0.
CLASS UA" BASKETBALL TEAM
In all types of athletic games, it seems that Banning's athletes need an
extra push to put them over the winning line. This year the Varsity has
lacked that something to put them over. With such men back to strengthen
the squad as Charles Swain, Captain, Walter Sawyer, Charles Gongelez,
John Webb, Harold Bowen, and Ernest Gill, the rumors were to the effect
that Banning had a championship squad but these rumors failed to mater-
ialize. A '
At the beginning of the season, a setback was realized when Jacob R"
trimmed the squad. In spite of the loss of games, Banning's heavies recei-
ved the full support of the school. With only the loss of two men, the team
has great confidence of leading the league in their next year's games.
Lost, Scores, Banning at Riis .,.....................,,......,...,......,,.,..,,...,..,, ,,,,, 2 6-19
Won, Scores, Banning at Washington ......,..,...,,......................,,.,,,,,., U26-22
Lost, Scores, Gardena at Banning ........,.. 20-16
Tie, Scores, Banning at Bell .,........,..,. ,.,..i,.... 0 0-00
Tie, Scores, Jordan at Banning ,..,.,..,,, 00-00
Tie, Scores, Banning at Narboone .........,........,......,
Tie, Scores, Torrance at Banning .,..........,,.............. ,.
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CLASS "B" BASKETBALL TEAM
This season for the light weights was looked forward to more than any
on record, for the material that was practicing nightly was light but
strong. Peter Mehren, Captain the first half of the season, tried, and almost
succeeded in leading his followers to a league win, but fell back because of
flu in the squad. Because Mehren had the misfortune to break his arm at
Bell, the team was further handicapped and did not get a championship
Although Harold Teeple, the clever Banning Cheer leader, was elected
to pilot the Banningites light weight for the remainder of the season, the
one hundred and twenty-five pounder failed to come out of the slump, and
the two year championship which was won the two previous years was
lost. The second weighters, although failing to come through winners, put
by as good a fight in the game as did the elongated Varsity Cagers.
Riis ...................... ........... 2 4 Banning ,.....,...,. 11 .,,.....,,,, Away
Washington .l...... ........... 1 4 Banning ..,.......,. 11 .......,.,,, Away
Gardena .......... ........... 1 6 Banning ...,.......l 8 .....,...... Here
Bell .............. .........,. 1 0 Banning .,......,.,. 9 ..,,,,,.,,,, Away
Jordan ........ .........., 8 Banning ........,... 13 ............ Here
Narbonne .... ........... 1 5 Banning ............ 10 ,........... Away
Torrance ...... ........... 1 6 Banning ,,.......... 15 .......l..,. Here
CLASS "D" BASKETBALL TEAM
The little flyweight formed a sbuad that proved invincible and remained
at the top until the very last, when it was downed unexpectedly. At the
outset of the season, it seemed as if Coach Patz had formed an aggregation
that would not go far. Contrary to all thoughts the young Pilots marched
to a higher score in wins than did any teams this season. Sherman
Schwartz headed such men as Jack Malseed, Ferrin Sion, Evan Adams,
Pat Horgan, Joe Martinez, and Arthur Willey. The little men made a repu-
tation for themselves and Coach Patz by going further in the league than
had any team since ,27, beating seemingly unbeatable teams.
Following is the team record:
Rus .......... Banning'
Gardena ....... ...... B anning
Bell .... ....,. B anning
Jordan .. Banning
CLASS "C" BASKETBALL TEAM
The Class C Aggregation almost proved themselves Worthy, but for an
unexpected Win over them at the hands of Jordan. Our little one hundred
and ten pounders, headed by Rollin lVIcBurney, would have brought home
The Whole team, made up of Cheney Goldie, Rollin McBurney, Earl
Chamberlin, Frank Winchester, Ramon Garcia, and Floyd Turley, put up
a firm and determined iight against their antagonists of the Marine Lea-
gue, and failed only by a margin.
Many of these casaba tossers had little experience except in the case of
Chamberlin, Goldie, and McBurney. Even so, such a handicap failed to
stop them, and they managed to pile up large scores against their oppon-
ents. This is hovv they scored:
Riis ,...........,.,... ........, B anning 6
Bell ....,....... ....,..., B anning
Jordan .......... .......,. B anning
Torrance .. .,...,,,. Banning
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The Yell Leaders for P.B.H.S. for the past two semesters have been the
same. They include a Varsity Yell Leader, Harold Teeple, and his two
assistants, Mike Doganiere and an Souley
Through the past semester the Yell Leaders have tried to stimulate
school spirit into the Student Body. They have been present at every game
to lead yells and pep up the watchers. Football is a very live sport and its
Yell Leaders have put the student behind the peppy players. f
The plans, new signals, and motions, have all been worked out to the
best advantage of the cause. After some practice they have been able to
Work together to some extent with the Student Body.
The Pep Club was organized by J. G. Van Zandt at the first semester.
It was an organization to pep up the games of our school. Under the won-
derful direction of Mr. Van Zandt, it progressed rapidly.
The Pep club held the meetings at noon in the auditorium of the High
School every Tuesday and Thursday. The program consisted of songs and
yells. After some weeks' work the enrollment increased to a very large
extent, and it claims responsibility for our present wonderful school spirit.
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CLASS "A" TRACK TEAM
Ernest Gill, an able pole vaulter and high jumper, headed the Baton
Wielders of the A group and managed to lead his men to the highest berth
which Banning has ever occupied in the track field. Every man on the
team came out and fought for letters and overcame other schools in their
attempt. With the Marine League track and field events which came to
Banning this year came the knowledge that Coach Helbach was held in
high esteem, for Banning was appointed to receive all other schools in a
final conference meet.
Februray 22, Triangle Meet. Gardena and Jordan at Banning. Won by Banning
March 1, Dual Meet. Washington at Banning. Won by Banning.
March 5. Dual Meet. Narbonne at Banning. Won by Banning.
March 8, Triangle Meet. Gardena and Bell at Banning. Won by Banning.
MARINE LEAGUE TRACK FINALS AT BANNING
Event ............................................ Man ................................. .......... P lace
440 yard dash ...,.............................. Aho .................................................... Third
Mile ..................... ............. B oyce ............. ........... F ourth
Relay ................ ,......... B anning .........,..... ..............,... F ifth
Pole Vault ........ ................ G ill .......,...... ....... T ie for second
High Jump ......, ..,................. G ill ,............. ....................... Second
Pole Vault ............................ Ruella of Gardena ................ Distance 11' 5M,"
Shot Put ......,....................... Harper of Gardena ................ Distance 47' 715'
Meet won by Jordan with 44W points.
CLASS "BU TRACK TEAM
Class B team, composed of the smiling fellows you see in the above
picture, formed an aggregation that was hard to beat. At the outset of
the season, the team wasn't settled and so a captain was not elected. But
undaunted by the misfortune of not having a helmsman these middle
weights strove and did succeed to an extent. Coach Helback rounded into
shape a hard and fast running team, and also one of the most steady.
March 1, Washington Torrance at Banning. Won by Banning,
Feb. 22, Gardena Jordan at Banning. Won by Jordan Triangle.
March 5, Narbonne at Banning. Won by Banning.
March 15, Gardena Bell at Banning. Won by Banning Triangle.
March 19, Marine League. Preliminaries.
March 22, Finals.
CLASS UC" TRACK TEAM
Led by Lester Wagner, the Antelope valley high jumper, coached by
Mr. Helbach, supported by the Student Body, our little baton wielders fed
themselves up to higher altitudes than has ever been attained by C men
yet at Banning.
With a meet every week these hardy ovalmen steadily became better,
until at the preliminaries, a greater part of the team qualified.
MARINE LEAGUE TRACK FINALS AT BANNING
Event ............................................ Man .........,..........,.,.,,,,,.,.,,,,,,.,,,,, Place
Fifty yard dash ............................ Dollenti ..............,.....,.,.,,.,,,.,,,,,.,,,,,,,,, Second
Hundred and twenty yard .......... Dollenti ......,.... .,.,,,,,, S ecgnd
Relay ..,......................................... Banning .............. ,,,,,,,, S econd
Broad jump ...........,........................ Wagner ......... ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, S econd
High jump .......--.-..-...................... Wagner ........ ........ S econd-tie
Meet won by Jordan. Total ......,.............,.......... ,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,. 3 35 points.
Banning second. Total ......... .............. ,.,, .,,,A,,,, 1 3 1,5 pgintsl
The Baseball team this year was composed of a hard hitting bunch of
fellows. The team, led by Coach Eugene Patz, played clean and showed the
true Banning spirit by taking defeat without a yell and never quitting.
The season this year was changed a little and there were two games each
week. The season lasted for the same length of time, but by playing each
team twice it afforded a better chance to prove the real winner.
At the risk of their comfort and with sore muscles, our gladiators went
out on the diamond with grim determination and played games that
would have done credit to big leagues.
BANNING AT RHS
Coach Patz led his grave-faced cleat arbiters to a close win over the Riis
men. With the infield slowing down slightly, the twirler lacked the proper
support but came through to bring the team back to natural playing and
forcing the Jacobmen to take a close defeat from the Banning nine.
Score: Banning 8, Riis 5.
JORDAN AT BANNING
With Albert Scott again twirling for the Patzmen, Banning failed to
come through with a win. This game was played very loosely. A few
changes were made on the regular lineup. Even though our men failed to
win this contest, our men played superb baseball, with only a few errors
which could not have been easily averted.
Score: Jordan 12, Banning 0.
JORDAN AT BANNING
In this contest the loss through graduation of our steady pitcher, Ralph
Mele, was felt. Although the Pilots fought through the whole nine cantos,
we failed to win this game, even though Banning was leading in the first
few rounds. Milo McCord, our steady catcher, smacked them all over. Our
team went down to a close defeat. Earl Chamberlin maintained his same
one hundred percent at bat and clouted out several lengthy hits.
Score: Banning 4, Jordan 7.
BANNING AT TORRANCE
With Albert Scott heaving balls that the Torrance cleatment could not
see, Banning won by a heavy score over their first opponents. The new
type of season, with each school meeting twice in one week, serves to prove
the best team and also to make the men try for a bigger score in the second
game. Coach Patz deserves full credit for rounding out a team that played
Score: Banning 34, Torrance 8.
TORRANCE AT BANNING
In the second round of Marine League play, Banning also proved its
worth by taking the second game against the Torrance "Horse Hide Jug-
glersf' This contest was practically a battle between Pitcher Gonzales and
the hurler of Torrance, but the Pilots came out winners against a team that
hoped to score a win over our team and thus even things. With this game
played on our own field, the men proved worthy to the weather and rounded
the bases for sixteen pellets.
Score: Banning 16, Torrance 4.
RHS AT BANNING
Thisigame was chuck full of spectacular plays, alongside with excellent
baseball for both teams. For as I heard a bystander remark, f'Those teams
are playing real baseball," so naturally with Riis on the shorter end of the
score, it looks as if Banning played even greater baseball than the enthus-
iastic bystander had said. Milo McCord pulled one of the cleverest plays
seen during the entire season, a play from left field on a catch to Stanzier
on first for a forced out, retiring the side.
Score: Banning 10, Riis 2.
GIRLS' VOLLEY BALL
The volleyball championship was won by the Winter Class of '30. This
team was lead to victory by the ever popular "Took" Winchester.
The high and mighty seniors proclaimed themselves victors in the hot
clash for interclass basketball championship. This team was successfully
piloted by "Dutch" Smale, our girl athletic genius.
Most noteworthy of all is the Senior girls' inter-class basketball cham-
pionship composed of Phyllis Tyacke, Phyllis Evans, Tookie Winchester,
Catherine Shirey, Dutch Smale and Marian Packard, captain. The team
defeated San Pedro and Torrance. This remarkable group of female ath-
letes holds a record of which all others are envious, and that is-never once
did they go down in defeat before the onslaught of another team.
Baseball continues to be the most popular of the sports. The turnout
for the teams is extremely large and a very peppy series is planned among
the various groups.
We can earnestly say that this year has proven and displayed to ad-
vantage the excellent moral and physical qualities of Banning's girls. We
have been progressive and we look forward to even greater success next
year under our faithful and inspiring director, Miss McCabe.
The Girls' Soccer Team of P. B. H. S. won from Narbonne twice. The
iirst game being played at Narbonne, score 3 to 2. The second game was
at Banning, which resulted in a score in favor of, Banning.
Being coached by Miss McCabe, physical education director, the girls
showed hearty co-operation and fine fighting. This is the first year that
this sport has been played by the Banning girls and it went over big.
GIRLS, PLAY DAY
GIRLS' SPORTS AND PLAY DAYS I
The weaker sex is a thing of the past. Looking over our fine crop of
girl athletes you will realize this. Sports at Banning High have produced
superior girls of healthy body and mind.
Most popular of all the sport events of the year are the Play Days. Ban-
ning High up to this date of writing has won two Play Days and is looking
forward to a third victory in the near future.
Narbonne High .acted as hostess at the first Play Day, which was held
November 28, 1928 at 2:30 P. M. Our girls brought home a decided victory
for Banning High. A good time was experienced by both sides. The Nar-
bonne G.A.A. girls showed a splendid Spirit.
On January 23, 1929, Banning High's G. A. A. was hostess to three other
schools-Gardena, Narbonne, and Torrance. The program included a
posture drill, competitive Sports which were volleyball, basketball, speed-
ball, Soccer, cageball, relays, and various races.
After these contests, the girls met in the cafeteria and had a rally and
refreshments. The winning school, Banning High, was announced. Social
dancing in the main hall followed. At five o'clock the taps were sounded,
closing a most successful Play Day which united the schools in a bond of
good sportsmanship and friendship.
Besides the contests among schools, class contests are held during the
year in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and baseball. Much euthusiasm is
shown in these inte:-class contests.
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One of the big events in the social activities of the school was the Athu
letic Banquet, held in the social hall of the Methodist Church of Wilming-
ton, in honor of the football men. The dinner was served by Miss Hall. It
included grape fruit cocktail, roast pork, mashed potatoes, peas and car-
rots, biscuits, jelly, apple pie and coffee.
John Morrison, the chairman of the evening, introduced Mr. Helback,
the toastmaster for the affair. He told of the varsity basketball game at
Narbonne that day and also spoke of Banningfs football rating. Coach
Patz was present with his bride. He gave a wonderful talk on character
building through sports. This was the initial appearance of Mrs. Patz at
any of our school affairs. Mr. Travis gave a very pleasing talk and intro-
duced the speaker of the evening, Mr. Moore, Vice principal of Polly High
at Long Beach, and president of the I. C. F., an organization which is
trying to help the eligible student. Mr. Moore gave a splendid address on
the history of football in Southern California.
Charlemagne Fuette, Frenchy, next year's football captain and nick-
named Napoleon that night by Mr. Travis, made the students feel con-
fident of his worth by his inspirational speech. The spice of the program
was made by Tim Berry, the human canary, whistling, John McLaren, the
second Al Jolson, singing a few selections, and Gordon Willey sliding the
trombone. All the entertainers were accompanied by the ever popular Mr.
Hansen, the jolly good fellow of the school. Many of the fair sex of the
faculty attended the banquet and seemed to enjoy themselves as much as
the boys. The close of the banquet marked the close of Banning's football
THE SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET
On the eve of October 26, 1928, the Phineas Banning Scholarship Society
was host to a regional counsel banquet held in the cafeteria. Representa-
tives from the societies of Narbonne, San Pedro, Venice, Redondo, Hunt-
ington Park, Compton, Gardena, Torrance, Long Beach Polytechnic,
Woodrow Wilson, and Inglewood were present. After the feasting and
after a well planned program, the meeting was turned over to the president
of the district. Election of officers for the spring term ensued.
The results of this important election brought victory to Banning. We
have a member of our own society as president of this district. This person
is Florence Henderson. It is a great honor for our school.
By the great increase in the number of patrons and by the increase of
quanity and quality of foods, one may readily see that this department
has been even more successful this year than last. The money cleared
from the cafeteria has also benefitted us in another way. Various pur-
chases have been made to improve cafeteria equipment. It has been said
that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Undoubtedly the
cafeteria has aided our welfare.
The girls of the cafeteria always give smiling, helpful service. They
look beautiful in their white uniforms.
Miss Hall is an efficient director. Our school is fortunate in having her.
Banning again came to the front. She has entered the lime light of
the movie world. Sometime ago our school was hailed as the first city high
school to present a program over the radio. Now the school is just in line
to produce a school film. TheUnique Film Company of Los Angeles did the
work under the auspices of the local merchants.
Definite work on the nlm started in January. The first scene was taken
in the Auditorium, showing the procedure of a first class student body
meeting. The next scene included the band as it would appear at a football
game on Travis Field.
Following these scenes, shots were taken of the various classes and in
the activities namely, the agriculture department, and the typing room,
and science rooms.
Interwoven throughout the school and business life of Wilmington, a
small drama was portrayed, with several of Banning's most popular
students taking part. La Rue Foster and Patty Horgan occupied the
leading roles. Louise Capolunga played the part of the vamp, and Tim
Berry the villian. The minor parts include Evan Mitchell and Albert Shell.
Excitement prevailed at Banning when the Seniors built a bonfire after
dark, November 15th, to celebrate a football game with Narbonne, which
was to occur the next day. Yells, songs, war dances, serpentines, and even
fire engines added spirit to the event. The flaming fire was at its height
when three fire engines whizzed up the street, stopped and put out the fire.
It happened so quickly, hardly anyone knew what it was all about. Some
commotion followed, with arguments galore among everyone, including
firemen and policemen. There was some misunderstanding over the fire
permit and when it was cleared up, the students built another fire. Al-
though this flame was not so bright, the water had not dampened the spirit
of the affair.
About two weeks later Assistant Chief Kelly of the Los Angeles Fire
Department appeared at a special aud call and explained the whole truth
of the bonfire. It seemed the granting of the fire permit had not gone
through the head ofiice and consequently, orders were given to extinguish
The experience taught our school to do everything regular when dealing
with public officials. The occasion ended with friendly spirit on both sides.
A COLLEGE JOKE
The boys of the February senior class put on a skit, giving a glimpse of
college life in a hilarious comedy. The play concerned two Upper Class-
men and a Freshman. One of the Upper Classmen promised the Freshman
that he would fix him up with a date. Instead of getting a date with a girl
for him, he had his chum dress up like a girl. The ruse was not discovered
by the Freshman until he had made a complete fool of himself.
Foster Rice .......................................................... A College Upper Classman
Joe Landgrave .................................................... A College Upper Classman
Bert Soski ....... ........................... T he Freshman
The graduating class of summer '29 were the guests of honor at a
luncheon given by the Senior B's, June 14, in the school library. The class
president of the hosts gave a farewell toast which was answered by Marian
Packard, Senior class president. Table decorations were carried out which
celebrated Flag Day. A wonderful program, given by students of Ban-
ning, was the main feature after the delicious luncheon was served.
The outfgoing Seniors will hold the memory of this afternoon for many
The summer class of '29 established a new tradition in the school this
year by giving the winter class of '29 a luncheon on the day of its gradua-
tion, February 1. This was called the Senior-Senior Luncheon. The
luncheon was served by Miss Sidebotham in the school library. The dishes
on the menu were named for the guests. This added to the occasion. A
program consisting of numbers from the following occured throughout
the luncheon: The Banning Quartette, John McLaren, Chuck Schrouder,
George Potter, Inez Noonan, Russ Soule, Gordon Willey, Amy Prakel, and
Mary Schwartz. Mr. Hansen accompanied the boys.
Mr. Mason, prominent business man in Wilmington, was the speaker
of the afternoon and gave a very interesting farewell to the graduating
class. Mr. Travis spoke a few words also. Miss Climie, class teacher
of Winter '29, gave a toast to the seniors, which Mrs. Griffith, class teacher
of Summer '29, returned. Florence Henderson, Senior class president,
presided as chairman for the afternoon. This luncheon was such a big
success that the Seniors are looking forward to more of them.
One of the outstanding entertainments given at Banning this year was
a Christmas play, "Why the Chimes Rang." With the ability of Mr. Han-
sen, who produced it, the genius of Mrs. Lewrenz, who painted the scenes,
and the help of Mr. Ferleigh, who arranged the beautiful setting, it proved
to be a great success. The play was presented for the students in the morn-
ijnghand for the parents in the afternoon. There was a good attendance
The main characters of the play were Joseph Cadenbach, Frank Mohns,
Otto Yearick, and Ruth Inglis. The characters in pantomime were Evelyn
Mohns, Malcolm Goldie, John McLaren, Mary Swift, Georgia Bressee,
Sthalie Dunn, Jean Monroe, Bert Le Donne, Avel Herman, and Howard
'At thelend of the play the Girls' League gave its offering of Christmas
gifts which were to go to the poor. Thus the students received a better
undertanding of Christmas and a better feeling toward the meaning of
the giving of Christmas gifts.
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STUDENT BODY STORE
The Student Body Store is one of the main financial institutions of
the school. The purpose is to sell supplies to the student body at a
small profit. This money is used to keep the school in operation as far
as athletics and other things not provided for by the school board.
The personnel of this institution consist of the following students:
Manager, Rollin McBerneyg salesmen, Willis Peter, Ralph Smale, Edna
Bixler, Edna Bond, Mary Swift, Ellsworth Lewis and Lois Hulbert. Mrs.
Marks is the faculty advisor.
The store is open in the morning before school, noon periods and
after school, making it convenient for all students to trade there. The
work does not consist only of selling, but also of taking inventory, keep-
ing records, and other duties similar to any business house.
The first semester Ralph Smale managed the store but resigned in
February, continuing his services the second semester on the selling staff.
The store is located on the main floor next to the attendance office.
The convenience of this location enables the students to make their pur-
chases easily. The finest quality of goods is carried in the store. This
stock is ordered from large companies in Los Angeles selected by the
Board of Education.
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Greetings from the Alumni Association to the Graduating Class of 1929
and to the Faculty that so splendidly and capably fitted you young men and
women for this most important time in your life-the passing from school
life into life's school. As the years go by you will come more and more to
realize hovv very materially these fine influences have assisted in the suc-
cesses you may achieve.
As your ambitions are realized either along educational lines or in 9
business Way-do not lose sight of the source of those ambitions. Identify
yourself with the activities of your alumni association and by so doing you
may keep in contact with those influences that were instrumental in the
realization of your hopes and ambitions.
WILDER W. HARTLEY, President.
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Hurray! The gay ol' agonies commence.
"We're married," Miss Coleman and Miss
Look us over folks-our first Aud call this
semester-how do we look?
Some one read the Senior class privileges out
of an old book.
Mr. Hansen, Mr. Bramen, and Miss
Gordon are new-but oh wait
till they get us on their hooks.
Good gravy! What's all the paper about?
Oh, just a bunch of news. The Port Light's
Some clever students in our midst have we,
They received honors for knowing plants,
and all that they did see.
For better or for worse, the football season
We are out to win-and win again or be
Basketball starts inspired by equipment new
For did you ever see our funny pajama lads
Their foes in a stiff battle engage?
What is sweeter and more divine than a day
with nature 'mid streams
The Girls' League big-little sister party at
Banning Park was nothing
at which one could sneeze.
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Horrible agonizing suspense! It lingers with Cfzw nff ,
us night and days- ,f 31123 Huh
Is Mr. Patz married? This suspense-oh- XX.-
how it Hays.
Bluebirds Hitting jauntily by-aha-to
some sweaters the A seniors
have treated themselves.
'Mid all the splendor of blue and white,
members of the Scholarship
Society did dine at their banquet 'till almost
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November- -' --'
To a speeding train did we all hasten with
For on that day our President did stop at our town for all to see.
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gem Former students displayed to us their talents
Cliff Taylor talked and Earl Covert sang
"Sonny Boy" so Well, We
SK nl actually remained silent.
Did someone mention the oratorical contest?
Many of us tried out, but for what reason
We can't guess.
Flaming youth in all its glory,
Senior B's are We, and not so dull-Aren't
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J ' - 'L' " ' Weren't sure a little while ago, were We?
.J Well, We married Mr. Patz at our own
,gf Q X5 Wedding-did We have fun?
Now, to stiff, kind, or cruel ruling we'll have
We're delving in drama-ticks novv, by golly
The Winter Senior A's are giving two plays
rug Z called "The Burglar? and
a "College J oke"-Won't it be jolly?
Kg December 8-
- X Oi-yoi-yoi! Wherels my racoon coat and
g lox' spats?
Winter-brrr! We Went skiing yesterday.
Can you believe that?
gsm' December 10-14-
Some one suggested it, so We tried and it
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-'il -' X student government Week
A Order I ! TUE should saiy-'round every corner
ig a Wise 'o e enior lur ed.
S January 2-
? Whatcha got new? oh, this and that-
qfdfy By my sWeetie's Christmas present, I found
X that he was Scotch-
.. So I turned him dovvn right flat.
January 4-1 . .
,,xQ.5.Fi5. l l lil ' 3' I lffwggyf Believe it or not-we're in the movies,
X Q! ' 1 4 pf Qff Wg directors, and grease paint, too.
Nyylglllilllilihwgvwwwlf' Ever see real acting? La Rue Foster and
Sp WW Pat Horgan and others
'X llllA'llf'lW7 4 'PZ proved what they could do.
,wx 'Q if January 14-
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if 51, audience to sincere tears.
' ' QQ 'Tvvas so at an Aud call that Mr. Clifford,
D Chaplain of the.lVlarines told
of many experiences of past years.
January 22- 5555
More cups and more honors. '??'?f
When it comes to competing with our - f ,
stock judging teams, all others
y - ,,' elf
Oh, Percival-oh, Percival, where are you fag
going with your ways so funny? ' gg i ' A f
La Rue Foster strutted his stuff at a Senior :U I gf-
rally for the annual, not xJ
so crummy. are goners. 1
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Come on kid. Pass t e eats. ey oo ,gm i-11 115 f . '
awful nice. MLMYE-Jfg The football banquet at the Methodist church ,Milli i ,
was just like paradise. 'A
January 29- 135- . ,
A platform filled with brilliant men.
We dedicated the annual to the Optimist V
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The winter Seniors are graduating to-night, , X X Z
Oh-I can't bear it, this parting of the ways. 4?
The Senior-Senior luncheon in the library
will remain a memory of slfqxg
their ha.ppy days. Jax - x
February 4- f arm s
New semester, new teachers and something
else, by gum- . '
Spooks, murder, shreiks-the Seniors have W"-XM' fy 5
decided on "The Thir- WWW, W M
teenth Chair." Watch things hum.
February 8- v Sum mmm
Embarrassing moments-the new Senior i 7 -llnh
High student body officers ff I, "h
gave their speeches. ii 1
Anticipation-the Sophs were scared green X' 7 ,,,, " -
at their initiation into
Senior High Student Body. Did you hear Q
Oh my heavens! Isnit Lincoln dead ?-Why XXXL,
yes' Y f YWHM SW' KVA W' ' .fax V
Was the impersonator clever at our Lincolnis H? TS!
Birthday program? ai 1 JE ' qllll
Good guess. I
February 14- '
Hold that pose, little one-Smile-That's it. lxqffyw
The nice Seniors and nicer faculty members if W
had their pictures taken A pg
for the annual-Have they got It ? '
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More fun! We broadcasted Washin ton's 2 ,
Program over KFOX. g Wee
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My, the Senior girls are getting quite high
They held a bridge party and had a keen
time at that.
Keep quiet, you egg! Can't you see that to
the radio I'm listening?
Ask us any questions. We can answer
anything about Hoover's in-
auguration address.-See how our eyes with
brilliance are glistening?
Quite a clever bunch in the Junior High
Could you have made such keen speeches at
an Installation of Junior
High officers ?-I should say not.
Oh my gosh! I'm still quaking with fright!
That "Thirteenth Chair"-Was it good?
-To scare us like that! It
just isn't right.
It took the Girl's league to fool 'em.
Did you ever hear of the faculty being
fooled at our April Fool's
party ?-ask them.
Another party and lots of fun
The Scholarship banquet didn't let one go
away feeling glum.
More happy memories and many friendly
The B Senior and Summer seniors farewell
luncheon in the library
was as much fun as reading romances.
It was May day, and a happy day at the
county poor farm.
The Girls' League gave a program, but to
tell about it would result
in quite a yarn.
Annuals are out-Quick! Sign it kid. Here
comes an alumnus of '28-
It's their home-coming day.
ThefSenior class program was pretty good
Did you ever see a more effective affair
with nicer boys and girls
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MOCK WEDDING FOR COACH PATZ
King Fun reigned at the aud call when a "mock wedding" was staged by
the mystery committee in honor of Coach Patz. Someone found a notice
in the paper stating that Mr. Patz had applied for a marriage license and
posted it on the bulletin board.
Is Coach Patz married? No one knew for sure. After hours of secret
whisperings and mysterious motions the students were asked to witness
A very solemn procession waltzed down the aisle of the auditorium to the
stage to the tune of "Here Comes The Bride."
Milo McCord took the part of the Coach, Charles Gonzales portrayed the
bride, Lillian Graham the mother, and Harvey White the fatherg Ernest
Gill was best man, Charles Swain and Harold Teeple, bridesmaids, Wayne
Pendergast, ring-bearer, Sherman Schwarz. fiower girl, Peggy Martin,
page, and Raymond Miller presided as the minister.
While everyone rollicked with so much laughter, the promising words
of the couple could hardly be heard.
After the ring was placed on the bride's finger and an awkward embrace
ensued, the minister asked if anyone had any congratulations to offer. Pan-
demonium ensued. Tumbling down the aisle cam-e a long string of tin cans
with a gang of red sweaters following. It looked like a Senior brigade but
these red jackets were only the guests with their presents. What a gor-
geous display of gifts! A tapestry fcurtainj from China, a hand made rug
from India, a gold wash basin ftinl from the King of England, kitchen
utensils from Germany, and numerous other articles from all over the
world. Each gift was presented to the bride and groom with a very effec-
tive speech. What a riot! '
' Before the ceremony took place Coach Patz couldn't be found. He wasn't
on the field, in the gym or anywhere. Mr. Travis finally discovered him in
his oiiice and immediately ushered him to a seat in the second row. Of
course all eyes were on Mr. Patz to watch the faint glow of his cheeks rise.
When he was called on the stage to say a few words after the presentation
of the gifts, he could hardly talk.
"Everytime I get up here I have a lot to say but I sure haven't now. All
I can say is, I sure thank you," said the Coach.
With that everyone was happy to know that he joined in the spirit in
which was given. This was the most hilarious Aud call that Banning has
participated in all year.
Miss Climie fsternlyiz "This es-
say on 'Our Dog' is word for Word
the same as your brother's."
Ben Lemon: "Yes, mafam, its
the same dog."
La Rue F. "I want to try on that
suit in the window." .
Mr. Deppen: "Sorry, sir, but
you'1l have to use the dressing
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Under the hanging mistletoe,
The unpopular co-ed stands,
And stands, and stands and stands,
And stands, and stands, and sands.
Denny D. "My ancestors came
over in the Mayflower."
Mary Swift: "It's lucky they
did. The immigration laws are a
little stricter now."
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Wilmington Has It!
The Grand Pacific with the whole
commercial world at its front
The City of Angels with the great
Boulder Dam at its .hack door.
The great Ford Motor Plant with
the Gem City of Long Beach
The next twelve months will bring
a whole lot more.
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Next Month There'll Be
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Sewing Machines Rented
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Furn'ture, Pianos, Radios anc
Phone Wfilmington 764
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A Group ofAdufLnced Students in Secretarial training at California
YOUNG MEN ---
Do you realize that every one of the 5,000 business schools in
America report a shortage of young men secretaries? Do you
realize that the secretarial position is the best possible starting
point toward the highly paid executive desk?
We don't want to slight the young ladies but the demand for
young Men is is so insistent and constant that we do wish to urge
the men graduates of Phineas Banning High School to let us
give them some facts on the matter. Write for special circular
'The Straight Road to a 35,000 Job".
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DE MOLAY PRESENTATION
The student body of Banning felt greatly honored on Armistice Day,
last November 11, when Chuck Schrouder, Master Councillor of the Wil-
mington Chapter of De Molay presented the school with some World War
trophies. Their object in doing this was to commemorate the memory of
the members of the old Wilmington High School who lost their lives in
the war. The boys also had a bigger purpose in mind. They wished to
make the boys and girls realize the horrors of war.
Among the trophies given to the school were a dreadful looking German
machine gun, a treacherous German rifle, two horrible steel helmets, a
vicious sword and a canteen. The Wilmington De Molay organization se-
cured them from the government from an arsenal in New Jersey. The
Board of-Education was so impressed with this gift that it decided to give
the school a case in which to keep the trophies.
N ELs NELSON
Absence-A disease chronic with some, affects others at test time. fHighly
Test-A part of the curriculum whose object is to train for business
Ccheatingj and find out what we don't know.
Book-An article carried, to distinguish between inmates of a cell in H. S.
and inmates of the county jail.
Carld-A piece of pasteboard containing more information than an encyc-
Desk-A piece of furniture which is both tatooed and stuccoed fwith
English-Something having more lives than a catg being frequently mur-
dered but always survives.
Ink-A writing fluid produced by washing the hands in Wilmington water.
Ring-A piece of jewelry bought by a boy and given to a girl who adds it
to an already large collection.
Term-A sentence served by pupils, teachers, and convicts.
Teacher-See Wood Carver.
Puff-An ornament for the side of the headg A gust of windy An article
used for applying powder.
Superintendent-An overseer of an asylum or school.
Brain-A portion of space bounded by an ivory dome.
Wood Carver-See teacher.
Education-Unknown to human beings.
Study-Used by very few students.
First Hobo: "Roggles says he
was raised in de lap of luxury."
Second Hobo: "Dat dame sure
must'a stood up."
"Sam, are you fired with en-
"Vessuh! from every job I.
Pug? Cnc H1l!ILlI'!'lll Sixif'1'1z
Mrs. Corwin: "Just to show
the advance of civilization in the
past: the Eskimos used to eat
candles for desert."
Mike Doganniere: "And now,
I suppose, they eat electric light
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During a significant ceremony in
May at which Dr. Susan M. Dorsey
was the guest of honor, there were
presented to the school, by the Wil-
mington High School Classes of the
years 1923 and 1924, two bronze
The one tablet is the Ephebicm
Oath: the other is The Pioneer,
written by Mrs. Dorsey. These
memorials now hang in the front hall.
To have such fitting proof that the
Alumni retain an interest in the
school is truly inspirational. A
DEDICATION AUD CALL
DEDICATION OF THE PILOT WHEEL
The formal dedication of the Pilot Wheel for 1929 was presented by
Vera Travis, editor, at an aud call, January 29. The Optimist Club' was
the guest of honor. The club sat on the stage with the annual staff. Mr.
Rossman, president of the organization, accepted the dedication with a
speech of thanks and appreciation. The Optimists have always been help-
ers to the boys of our school, and are interested in the welfare of the girls
as well. The popular Banning quartette added spice to the program with
two numbers. Evelyn Mohns sang a solo, and Gordon Willey played the
The curtain of the stage and a tall poster greeted the club and added a
little fun to the occasion.
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ST. PATRICICS PARTY
The Senior class of '29 threw off its yoke of dignity Saturday night,
March 16, and enjoyed a peppy and very, very kiddish party given in
its honor by Mrs. Grififth, Senior class teacher. Everyone thinks the
Seniors are grown up, but convincing evidence which was shown that
night certainly disproves this idea.
Childish games and kiddish pranks made the affair one of the most com-
ical and enjoyable parties ever held. La Rue Foster came dressed in baby
costume and was the scream of the whole party. He seemed perfectly at
home in his costume. Of course, that's natural.
Initiation of the members of the Senior Class then took place. Each
person was sworn in, blindfolded, and was forced to kiss the Bible. The
Bible was exchanged for a pan full of flour. Imagine the embarrassment
when their faces were pushed into it.
You wouldn't believe it, but Walter Sawyer and other members of the
class were surprised, cackling like hens and laying eggs.
An identification act was next. Some of the girls and boys exchanged
clothes and stood on one side of a lighted sheet, and other members tried
to guess who they were.
George Moore received the high prize, a rubber monkey, for having the
most points for the evening. Refreshments followed. St. Patrick's decora-
tions added a nice touch to the party. This is one of the brightlights of the
Senior class of '29 and will never be forgotten.
Senior: "Oh, Freshman. Why
do you wipe your mouth on the
back of your hand ?"
Freshman: "'Cause it's so
much cleaner than the front?
Doris Fohl: "I hear you've
taken up golf. What do you
round in ?"
Gladys McNeice: "Well, usu-
ally in a sweater."
Raymond Miller fin a cafel :
'fThe cheek of, that cashier. She
glared at me as if I hadn't paid
for my lunch."
Alan Lind: "And what did
Raymond: "I glared at her as
if I had."
Patty H.: "What do you call
a man who drives a car ?"
Papa: "It depends on how
close he comes to me."
Flo. Henderson: "Did you
ever take chills?"
La Rue Foster: "No, what
period does it come ?"
Mrs. Pearson: "What do they
call the instrument the French
use for beheading people ?"
Morris Ross:'tThe Gillette, I
Relieving her feelings.
Catherine Horgan C a movie
starj : "Marie, get the glycerin,
I want to have a good cry."
Familiar Features - Woman
Cafter shooting manj t'Haven't
I shot you somewhere before?"
Pretty nurse: "Every time I
take Russel Soule's pulse, it gets
faster. What shall I do ?"
Doctor: "Blindfold him."
John McLaren: "No girl ever
made a fool out of me."
Marian Packard: "Who was it
Harold Bowen:"Is he a good
Aaron Boyce Cproudlyl : "I'll
say he is. You should have seen
him go after my girl's new seal-
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Albert Shell: "They dropped
Velma Mc: "Well, that donlt
suprise me in the least. It has
been hanging over the side all
Mr. Riienburgz "Put more
expression in your voice. Why,
I knew an actor who could make
an audience weep when he read
the menu !"
Raymond Miller: "I suppose
he read the price."
John Morrison: "Solve this
one. A man bought a dog for
five dollars then sold him. How
much did he lose?"
Louise Capolungo: "What did
he sell him for ?"
Johnie: "Chewing the piano
Evelyn Mohns: "Oh, my hero!
My great big dauntless man of
iron! My fighting, spirited scap-
per! How did you get that black
Wesley Patton: "The bench
Mr. Freed: "Am I speaking
Geo. Potter Cdozinglz "Sure
I can't even sleep."
Doris Fohl: "I lost my ear-
ring in Tim's car last night."
Mildred Brettle: "Well, Tim
must have it."
Doris: "I know: That's why
I lost my earring."
Vera Travis: Cproudlyj "That
is a twelve piece orchestraf'
La Rue: "It doesn't look it."
Vera: "Yeah. Those four men
can play ten fox trots and two
George Potter: "Do you like
Mask Balls ?"
Jean Cameron: "Yes, Only its
si hard to know whom to talk
The porter of the hotel an-
swered the bell of No. 114.
Mr. Hansen: "I'd like you
to wait in line for my bath."
Miss Cline fshowing a photo-
graph of herself as a baby in
her mother's armslz "Here is
my picture twenty-five years
Mr. Farleigh: "Charming!
And who is the dear little baby
you are holding in your arms ?"
Visitor: "Does your team em-
ploy any strategy ?"
John McLaren: "No, We
hardly have money enough to
keep a coach."
"Will you please drive off the
track ?" asked the motorman.
The truck driver promptly
pulled to one side. "Thank you so
much," added the motorman
with a smile.
"You're very welcome," res-
ponded the truck driver, "but
goodness, I had no idea your car
Milo Cbumping into manwith
grey hairl 5 "Hey! Where in the
Heck are you going?"
Coach Patz: "Say Kid, I guess
you don't know who I am. I'm
the football coach."
Milo: "Oh, pardon me, sir.
I thought you were the princi-
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Of course everyone will be thrilled to read of the enviable records made
by our shorthand and typewriting classes in the Los Angeles City High
School contest for these same students have greatly assisted in the produc-
tion of this annual.
About 10,000 students, including every shorthand and typing student in
the thirty senior thigh schools of the city, participated in this exciting
affair. The average score of each class was used as a basis for rating these
classes. The final count placed Banning far above the average in all classes
and we think the ollowing need special mention:
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Of the 10,000 st dents taking part, Amy Prakel made the second highest
rate-typing 67 net words a minute. She was awarded a silver pin at a
special banquet given for the winners in the Polly Patio Tea Room in Los
Each month several students are the recipients of bronze, silver, and
gold pins which are awarded for speed and accuracy by the various type-
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No one should miss getting into the swim with us.
SENIORS RECEIVE PRIZES
Three prominent students of Bann'ng, Florence Henderson, Vera Travis,
and John McLaren, were the proud winners of a theme contest given by
Rev. Thomas P. Swift. Rev Swift is called Father Tom around town. His
purpose was to create more interest in the history of California among the
boys and girls. Many students of the English classes entered the contest.
The themes were graded by Rev. Swift and Miss Climie. Many months
passed before the announcement of the winners came.
The prizes were copies of the book written by Rev. Swift. Rev. Swift's
book is made up of poems of the romantic history of California.
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Our school is out of town four milesg
Our teachers give us all their smiles.
We're full of pep and ginger too,
Who wouldnlt be with this fair crew
Of teachers? Some are rather tall,
f Some scarce have any height at all.
Miss Daniels, Oh, you Latin pest,
Of things We dread, We "dread thee best."
Oh, Mr. Hansen, let us sing,
"Oh, Spanish verb, where's thy sting?"
Miss Climie, with stature tall,
In English dry surpasses all.
Mr. Compton teaches U. S. History
We'd rather call it U. S. Mystery.
And Mr. Freed, will you please see
If one times S square equals Z?
Now Mr. Comerford, did you say
Mrs. Pearson says to cut the dress
Before you make it-Well, we guess.
Now, Mrs. Swart fair is seen
With waving arms and eyes so keen.
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But now its time to say good-bye
To every one at Banning High.
' DENNIE DRISKILL
Thrills, chills, and excitement were given to everybody that attended
"The Burglar." The senior girls of the February class did very realistic
work. The skit was so good that it was presented at the Granada Theater
in addition to being presented in our own auditorium. The play was put on
The theme of the play was as follows: A burglar was running loose in
the town in which a group of girls were having a house party. They heard a
noise. Thinking it was a burglar, they grabbed some guns and prepared
to defend themselves. Then they discovered that the noise which scared
them so badly was made by a beautiful, harmless cat.
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Geraldine Harper, Leading lady
K th ine Gillman
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